Vintage ceramic hand painted garniture by ETB Radford
This vintage stand garniture is the first offering from a small, but interesting, collection of ETB Radford pottery. The garniture is, as seen in the photographs, two conical, trumpet shaped vases and a round vase which sits nicely between. In their day, these would probably occupied pride of place on a mantel or sideboard and they still retain value and attraction for collectors of pottery from this potter. The earliest reference that I can find for Edward T B Radford was when he worked as a pottery artist initially for Pilkington’s until WW1 interrupted his life, along with so many others. He fought with the rank of Captain in the 19th Middlesex Regiment and was awarded a Military Cross for his actions at Passchendaele. After the war he returned to pottery and worked for HJ Wood in the 1920’s. He appears to have operated under the umbrella of HJ Woods at the Alexandra Pottery in Burslem, producing the distinctive floral art and decoesque pottery in his own name between the 1930’s and 1948 when he retired.
This garniture has the sponged backgrounds so often seen in Radford pottery, hand painted flowers and the elegant lines that his pottery seem to always show. The two conical vases stand 4 5/16” (109mm) tall and the mouths are just a fraction smaller at 4 ¼” (108mm). The shorter round vase measures 3 ¼” (82mm) tall with a mouth diameter of 2 11/16” (69mm) wide. The maximum body diameter is approximately 4” (102mm). Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We do this to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair.
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