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Bretby Art Pottery Bowl (England), ca. 1920's

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Bowl (or perhaps flower pot?) with an irresistible (in my opinion!) mottled multi-tone glaze, manufactured at Bretby Art Pottery in Britain in the 1920's or maybe a little later. Inside, it is dark brown.

    Founded by H. Tooth and V. Ault in 1883, Bretby Pottery produced vases, bowls, jugs, umbrella stands and other items for daily use, as well as decorative pieces, using a wide range of coloured glazes (although many other techniques, such as cloisonné and lustre, were also used). Tooth's son succeeded him (Ault had left in 1887) around the time of WWI and ran the place until 1933. After WWII the pottery became known as Tooth and Co. Ltd. Bretby Art Pottery. It closed in 1990.

    Size: Height: 10 cm; diameter 19.5 cm. The bowl carries the Bretby mark: the name 'Bretby' below a rising sun. The early pieces have an imprinted 'England' as well, whereas 'Made in England' (as here) was used after ca. 1900. Finally, the number 1644D.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Yes a gorgeous glaze!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      very beautiful!!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      Very nice indeed!
    4. surfdub66 surfdub66, 8 years ago
      Love the glaze !!
    5. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation, everybody!
    6. maryh1956 maryh1956, 8 years ago
    7. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      Thanks, maryh1956, and also Amber, surf, austro, and VioletOrange!
    8. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      Really great glaze effects! I can see why you couldn't resist.
    9. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 8 years ago
      I love those Bretby squished pots. I have a small collection, a couple in this glaze.
    10. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Jewels - yes, I've seen others vases with this type of glaze, too (I don't have any, apart from this, though).
    11. artislove artislove, 8 years ago
      amazing collection you have lovely inspiration!!
    12. jensen jensen, 8 years ago
      Oh, thank you so much, artislove!

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