1950s British Ambleside Brutalist / Modernist Decor, Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Stoneware Planter

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Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter
Rare 1950s British Early Ambleside Stoneware of Modernist / Brutalist Decor with Mottled Blue and Brown Glaze Ceramic Small Planter

THE ITEM

Presenting a beautifully detailed piece of Mid-Century stoneware by the Ambleside pottery, bearing influences of the Brutalist amd Modernism in its form, glaze and decor. This piece a rare find as it is in the stoneware style which were created in the early days of Ambleside before the style moved on to the sgrafitto designs.

The inscribed geometric decor is reminiscent of the Troika pottery, an art pottery that operated in Cornwall from 1962 to 1983 around the time Ambleside was developing their style.

The glaze of the rim is of a subdued sage green, interspersed with mottled caramel glaze. The body bears a deeper blended banding of a deeper chocolate brown with black coffee speckles and a stonewashed denim blue.

A great piece to display a prized succulent or simply as a decor piece within a Brutalist, Modernist, Contemporary or even Industrialist decor themed room.

A BIT OF HISTORY

The Ambleside pottery was founded by George Cook and based in Ambleside, Cumbria from 1948 until the 1980s. George Cook ran the Ambleside pottery from the early 1950’s to 1968 developing a refined technique not dissimilar to Lucy Rie and Hans Coper and became known for their sgrafitto designs.

The pottery in its early days produced stoneware pottery before turning to earthenware as a brighter and more economical mode of ware. The distinctive style, based on scraffito through a manganese glaze (also employed by Lucie Rie) was developed by George Cook and continued as the house style after Cook's retirement. Cook sold the Pottery to Brian Jackson in 1968 who continued to run the Pottery until its closure in the 1980s.

CONDITION

Excellent, no chips, cracks or scratches with very light wear, considering the age of the piece - please see photos as part of condition report. The base is impressed with the 'AMBLESIDE' mark.

MEASUREMENTS

c. 2.8" / 7 cm tall x c. 5.1" / 13 cm rim diameter (base diameter c. 8 cm / 3.1" )

Unpackaged weight: 0.4 kg / 445 g

NOTES

Planter will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.

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