rare and unique early c20th ruskin stoneware pottery flamb glazed highfired vase and stand

Rare and unique early C20th Ruskin stone-ware pottery flambé glazed high-fired vase and stand .



Item Ref

ML 185


Rare and unique early C20th Ruskin stone-ware pottery flambé glazed high-fired vase and stand .
The Ruskin Pottery founded by William Howson Taylor in 1898 at Smethwick in the West Midlands , produced high quality art pottery in a variety of forms and glazes .
This dramatic vase and stand in the Chinese style is an example of the high-fired flambé vases produced by Ruskin using experimental methods similar to , and in homage to , the art ,forms and skills of the early Chinese potters of the Ming and Sung Dynasties . The flambé pieces were fired at very high temperatures (between 1400 & 1600 degrees centigrade) to produce the unique to each , colouring and glaze.
During their period of manufacture , these desirable highly-prized , high-priced , unique and unrepeatable flambé glazed vases were produced in relatively small numbers under the close guidance of William Howson-Taylor himself. The secret formulae and techniques were destroyed by Howson-Taylor when he ceased to work in 1935.
The well-matched Chinese stand and bulbous vase or jar , both of characteristic Chinese form . The colours ranging through spotted reds , crimsons , lavenders and purples .
Both pieces stamped "Ruskin England " and the vase dated "1926".
A striking and extraordinary example of Ruskin flambé work .
In excellent original condition with no damage or repairs.
*NB A similar example see Christies London 05/02/1992 Sale No. 4696 Lot 288 £5500. See also "The Adam Ferneyhough Collection of Ruskin Pottery " Sotheby's 1993 a 17" Ruskin flambé vase and stand £9500.
Provenance . Purchased from a private collection in Worcestershire .
H (overall) 10"
H (vase) 8"
W 7.5"
D 7.5"
England c.1926
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Internal Ref: ML 185


Height = 26 cm (10")
Width = 18 cm (7")
Depth = 18 cm (7")

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