This vibrantly stylised work is of English Art Deco 1920s-30s design. The abstract pitcher form is even and well balanced, featuring the iconically art deco clean-lined accents of the stepped arc handle and concentric circled base.
The décor is a blend of different decorative techniques, the base of Buttermilk is hand-painted as is the stepped arc in Ebony black and Mandarin orange. The geometric shaped arrangement is a layering of Spritz ('finely sprayed') colour with hand-painted delineation over the shapes.
This striking work is stylistically timeless yet very self-evidently Art Deco, the overall composition between the form, palette, and condition of the piece makes it a rare find.
Very Good. There are no chips or repairs, however, there is flaked wear to the glaze that is very much commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears a faintly inscribed stamp 'ENGLAND' and 'WARDWICK'
Height: c. 9.8" / 25 cm x c. 3.3" / 8.3 cm rim diameter. Width: c. 6.7" / 17 cm (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 5" / 12.8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1.0 kg / 980 g
A BIT OF HISTORY
Unfortunately, it has not been possible to trace the provenance or history of Wardwick, however, it has been attributed to a line of Art Ceramics by British the pottery Empire Ware.
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.