This charming work of English Art Deco design is attributed to SylvaC Pottery. As with all things Art Deco, there is a focus on rounded or geometric accents, this particular piece celebrates and inverts the iconic Art Deco Fan shape. The exterior of this piece is created from the layering of angled bands to form the 'pleats' with the main body resting on a three-tiered 'pedestal' base.
The gloss glaze décor is a sumptuously layered application of floating Aqua blue 'lava bubbles' outlined in Cocoa brown onto the base of Pale/Powered Chartreuse. The glaze décor is applied to the exterior and unusually, the interior as well as the exterior of the flower 'frog'.
This statement piece is stylistically timeless but very Art Deco at the same time, the combination of the form, colour palette, glaze application and condition makes it a rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. There is mild use-wear of movement marks on the underside of the base and gentle crazing all over that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base is inscribed with 'MADE IN ENGLAND'.
Height: c. 6.1" / 15.5 cm. Width: c. 10.6" / 27 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 6.3" / 16 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 6.1" / 15.5 cm x c. 4.3" / 11 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.9 kg / 855 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
SylvaC (with a deliberate capital C at the end) was founded in 1894 by William Copestake and William Shaw, originally named Shaw & Copestake. It would be 1937 till a merging of companies formed under the name of Sylvac. Central to its history were figurines of animals, and rabbits in particular, and the company was known for its relatively inexpensive and widely available tableware and decorative works. SylvaC continued its production until the early 1980s.