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Small, Hand-thrown Pot - Bursley Ltd. Crown Pottery - Gloria?

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I picked this up today at the Alameda Antiques Fair. It stands just under 3 inches tall and wide. It looks like it was painted by 'Gloria' and was made for some company which has the Word 'Bursley' in it. It's a very pretty little piece and very well-made - even/thin walls. Looks like it is from the 1920s or so. Maybe a toothpick-holder? The glazing is very special.

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    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      "Burslem" or "Bursley"
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      There is Bursley-Ware and also Bursley Ltd. Crown Pottery
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect! it does say Bursley Ltd. Crown Pottery which would put it at or before 1920, i think. it's a pretty unusual piece, even for Bursley at that time, i think. reminds me of Clarice Cliff too.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      it looks a lot like Clarice Cliff's Delecia pattern. i wonder if there is a connection?
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      this one is a real mysterious and interesting/beautiful piece. i'd love to find out more about it if anyone finds any info. thanks!
    6. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Hi! ho2cultcha...When I first saw it I instantly thought Shelley...but not sure it is!...:-)

    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      Wow! thanks inky! it does look a LOT like Shelley. i wonder what the history is?
    8. inky inky, 6 years ago
      'Gloria' would have been the name of the decor I suspect not the painter, the painters usually only put initials on their wares.. if anything!
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i agree inky. it would be the name of the line of pottery w/ similar/related decoration. i haven't found anything w/ 'gloria' in it though.
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      here's a shelley bowl which looks so similar, but a little bit later [in my opinion]:
    11. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 5 years ago
      Looks like "Gloria" was pretty proud of that piece, I know I would!

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