Flaxman Ware att., 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s

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Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s
Wade Ceramics Ceramic Flaxman Ware, 'Wisteria by Monet' Impressionist Palette Art Deco Diamond Planter Dish, 1930s

This stylised work of British art pottery piece is of English late-Art Deco design from the 1930s, with a colour palette similar to that of Monet's 'Wisteria' Impressionist painting.

Beautifully sculptural and seemingly simple, this piece is a manifestation of the significant technique needed to result in its evenly hand-formed body. The Art Deco accents appear most prominently in the softly geometric, diamond form. The hand-painted, silky, semi-matte glaze décor on the interior is a beautifully dappled blending of Azure blue tones with Golden Sand, Teal Green and Chocolate Brown. The exterior décor is a reflection of the interior with the same tones that is edged at the base with the Chocolate Brown. 

This piece has a gracefully elegant presence, an embodiment 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.

CONDITION
Superb. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. There mild age-wear in the form of 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 unmarked. 

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. 3.5" / 9 cm by c. 12.4" / 31.5 cm length (across longest point). Width c. 8.3" / 21 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 6.1" / 15.5 cm x  3.9" / 10 cm. Weight: c. 0.6 kg / 600 g

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

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.