Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Cream and Bronze Polka Dot Planter Dish | British, 1930s

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Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s
Crown Ducal Ceramic Charlotte Rhead for Crown Ducal, Art Deco Tube-Lined Polka Dot Planter Dish  | British, 1930s

This elegant work of Art Deco design is by ceramics designer Charlotte Rhead (b. 1885 - d. 1947) for the English pottery Crown Ducal.  

The form is mildly ridged and graduates outwards, creating a well balanced bowl. The softly geometric and pointed bronzed ridges, complemented by the tactile dots and band around the base makes the form cleanly sophisticated and classically Art Deco. 

This excellent work of Rhead's iconic design makes for an stylish, edgy vessel to hold displays such as a planter for a succulents arrangement. 

CONDITION
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is however, natural and mild staining on the interior as well as light wear to the bronze elements that is commensurate with age. The underside of the dish is stamped with Crown Ducal's mark. 

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm tall (from rim to base) x c. 6.3" / 16 cm wide (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 3.7" / 9.3 cm. Weight: c. 0.6 kg / 635 g

NOTES
Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Charlotte Rhead (b. 1885 - d. 1947) was an English ceramics designer active in the 1920s and the 1930s in the Potteries area of Staffordshire. Rhead came from an artistic family and from the beginning of the 20th century, Charlotte began working for Wardle & Co. a pottery in the nearby town of Hanley. Though she did not stay long, it gave her the opportunity to learn the skill of tube-lining, which became a technique that would become characteristic to her career as a designer. 

She secured her first engagement as a designer in the early 1900s at T&R Boote before joining her father at Wood & Sons. Rhead is well known for her association with Burgess & Leigh, where she was a designer from 1926 to 1931 and also her work at Crown Ducal from 1931 onwards.