These elegant works of Art Deco design are by the British Pottery Crown Devon. The carved pitcher jug is Crown Devon's 'London' jug form with the '371' Caisson form vase. Both works are in a matching 'Polished Orange Jasper' glaze and are highly tactile; particularly the London jug with its most standout feature of the vase body swelling around the carved lines, making each section exquisitely touch inviting. The Caisson vase bears subtle geometric and mirroring Art Deco accents of raised stripes and handles.
The semi-matte Polished Orange Jasper silk glaze décor is a blending of Pale Peach dappled with Cinnamon and Espresso Coffee brown. The sumptuous glaze creates the effect of Polished Orange Jasper chalcedony gems. Both pieces are stylistically timeless and the combination of the designs, colour palette as well as the excellent condition makes them a rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. There are mild and negligible movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurate with the age of the pieces. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the bases are unmarked but the London jug vase is inscribed with 'London' and the other vase is inscribed with the model number '371'.
- London Jug Height: c. 5" / 12.6 cm (from base to rim) x c. 5.1" / 13 cm width (handle to spout). Rim diameter: c. 1.9" / 4.7 cm. Base diameter: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm.
- Caisson 371 Vase Height: c. 5" / 12.8 cm (from base to rim) x c. 3.5" / 8.8 cm diameter. Width: c. 4.7" / 12 cm (handle to handle). Base diameter: c. 2.8" / 7 cm.
Unpackaged weight [Pair]: c. 0.9 kg / 855 g
Vases will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Crown Devon Fieldings (1870 - 1982)
The pottery was founded in 1870 by Simon Fieldings in Stoke on Trent but it would be 10 years later before they began to produce Majolica style pottery that was popular during the 1880s. Their product range began to expand in the 1890s, working with British United Clock company and they would continue to expand their product range as popularity flourished after successful world trade fairs in the 1900s. They sustained their success for over a century before sadly closing in 1982 at the time of the recession.