Wood and Sons 'Bursley Ware' vase
Tonight it is Auld Curiosities’ pleasure to offer up a small vase by the firm of Wood and Sons from their Bursley factory (Previously the Crown Pottery). The back-stamp dates this vase to the late 1920’s and the pattern number to about 1927. Whenever there is tube lining on a piece of pottery my mind goes to the Rhead family, especially Frederick and his daughter Charlotte but I find no evidence that this is by either of the greats. What is known id that Frederick and Charlotte were both active in the Bursley factory with Charlotte being thought to train and supervise at least four tube-liners – so perhaps this is the product of one of those. The vase stands 6 1/8” (156mm) tall and has a maximum diameter of approximately 2 ¾# (70mm). So far the pattern name has proved elusive but it certainly has impact, with bright orange tube-lining at the floral centres. This contrasts disjointed angular gilded lines in opposition to the curves and swirls of the blue coloured design, as can be seen in the accompanying images and at www.auldcuriosities.com
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