WILKINSON LTD KIOTO PATTERN SHAPE 120
ART DECOLUSTRE WARE VASE
"A very attractive and
collectable Wilkinson Ltd. Art Deco shape 120 lustre ware
vase - a stylish interior designer's example of the great
Staffordshire Art Deco period pottery tradition. Wilkinson are
best known as the Clarice Cliff people and made pottery to be
decorated with Clarice Cliff patterns. This Japan influenced
Kioto pattern vaseis art deco with a classic
minimalist shape and contemporary styling. The deco-lotus
design isenhanced by the oily, iridescent, powdered
metallic blue and black background finish. A real gem of a vase
for the right decorative corner!"
Wilkinson shape number 120 to base indicates production from
c.1924 onwards. This shape, although not designed by Clarice, was
used by Clarice Cliff when the Original Bizarre Ware design
range was introduced. A shape 120 vase is illustrated in the first
(1928) advertising material in Griffin and Meisel, Clarice
Cliff The Bizarre Affair, pp. 20 left.
Dimensions: height 260
mm max. approximately 10 1/4 inches
England", " Royal Staffordshire Pottery". printed; further
impressed and hand painted marks, as illustrated.
Condition: In excellent
general display condition with no significant wear to lustre
decoration and no restoration. Condition report: There is
one small chip from the rim of the vase which could be restored if
required; a thin brown-gold line around rim is mostly rubbed away.
Inside the vase a tight surface hairline runs two thirds of the
length from the base. This does not extend through to the outside
and cannot be seen, or felt, on the decorative outside surface of
the vase. Generally a good display example of a rare vase which
has remained in use until very recently.
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