This deliciously stylised work of British is of English Art Deco design from the 1930s by the pottery Wadeheath as part of their art ware range Flaxman Ware.
Beautifully sculptural and seemingly simple, this work is a manifestation of the significant technique needed to result in its evenly hand-formed globe form body. The Art Deco accents appear most prominently in the 6 softly-geometric, layered ridges. The feature of these ridges is that each is pierced with a flow through to the main body, allowing flowers to be displayed in each ridge as well as in the central well. The hand-painted, silky, semi-matte glaze décor begins with a base of Powdered Mint green that is overlaid with a dappling of Lime and blend of Demerara Golden brown.
This wonderful work has timelessly elegant presence and a beautiful representation of English Art Deco design from c. 85 years ago. The combination of its form, colour palette and condition makes it a particularly rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. There mild age-wear in the form of light glaze crazing and movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurate with the age of the piece. Please refer to photographs as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is stamped 'Flaxman Ware, Hand Made Pottery by Wadeheath England'
Height: c. 4.9" / 12.5 cm. Width c. 5.8" / 14.8 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 3" / 7.5 cm. Weight: c. 0.5 kg / 525 g
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Wadeheath Ceramics 1867 - present
Wadeheath Ceramics was originally founded in 1867, in Burslem, England, a collective of different pottery companies that specialised in earthenware and porcelain.
The original companies were:
- Wade & Myatt (later became George Wade & Son, which made industrial ceramics and Wade Whimsies). Established 1867.
- John Wade & Co (later Wade Heath & Co, which made decorative ware, particularly Art Deco vases in the 1930s). Established 1867.
- J & W Wade (later AJ Wade Ltd, which made tiles, notably the original tiles for the London Underground). Established 1891.
Wade made its way into history with beautiful ceramic art ware known as Flaxman Ware in the Art Deco style by Wade Heath & Co and its figure collection known as Wade Whimsies that became hugely popular in the UK and America in the 1950s.