1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase

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1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase
1960s-70s Surrey Ceramics Modernist Gloss Teal Blue, Green and Matte Black Plaid Glaze Cylinder Vase

THE ITEM

This superb work of captivated Modernist design is by Surrey Ceramics, England. 

The simple cylinder form is an elegant and complimenting canvas for the contrasting glaze decor. The base glaze is a blend of strong, glossy teal and turquoise blues; the mild dispersion of the overlaid glaze also creates hints of green and golden browns. 

The overlaid glaze is a bold and definitive deep matte brown and near black. This glaze has been applied in a netted pattern that forces the glossy colours beneath to rise up in the gaps created by the lines, creating beautiful contrast in the colours as well as textures.  

A BIT OF HISTORY

Surrey Ceramics was founded together with its sister pottery, the Grayshott Pottery in 1956. The association to art has been inherent in the history of both potteries. The Grayshott Pottery had originally emerged from the old Kingwood Pottery in Brook, with connections to Compton Pottery, which was started by Mary Watts, wife of Victorian painter, G. F. Watts. 

Both potteries initially produced ceramic giftware for London department stores and boutiques. However, over the years, their specialisms diverged and today, Surrey Ceramics focus on the design and production of bespoke catering ware for leading restaurants, national British chains as well as celebrity chefs. 

CONDITION

Excellent. No Chips or cracks, there is mild use wear and crazing present that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The underside of the vase is marked with the 'SURREY CERAMICS ENGLAND' and the number '69'. 

MEASUREMENTS

c. 6.7" /  17 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 2.6" /  6.5 cm in diameter.

Unpackaged weight:  0.4 kg / 350 g

NOTES

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