Chester's Farm Antiques
Chester's Farm Antiques is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom
Frederick Rhead, Bursley Ware Amstel Gourd Vase for Wood & Sons Ltd c.1923
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This large and splendid double gourd shaped vase is in the Bursley Ware "Amstel" design created by Frederick Alfred Rhead. Both Frederick and his daughter Charlotte designed patterns for the Bursley Ware range. Frederick had joined Wood & Sons in 1912 as their artistic director, and in 1920 he had persuaded Harry Wood to acquire the Crown Pottery and to operate it under a new company Bursley Ltd. Charlotte was moved over to the new company and occupied an office next to her father. The pattern on the vase is printed and hand painted in underglaze enamels, then fired under a slightly matt glaze. It includes a curious magpie like bird and butterflies amid swirling foliage designs in various shades of blue and brown. The name of the design is probably intended to refer to the Dutch pottery which it imitates. The base of the vase hase the printed mark for the pattern, with the shape stamp 12 and a painter's mark. A really good example of work by the iconic Rhead family.
28.5 cm (11 inches) tall
Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Frederick Rhead, Bursley Ware Amstel Gourd Vase for Wood & Sons Ltd c.1923 (LA360551) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1923
Excellent condition, no chips cracks or restoration.
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This Frederick Rhead, Bursley Ware Amstel Gourd Vase for Wood & Sons Ltd c.1923 is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom