19th Century Burmantofts English Majolica Faience '1863' Teal Planter With Oak Leaves, Signed & Marked
Repeating panels of solid teal insterpersed with panels of oak leaves on a stippled cream background, intricately hand worked. Fluted top edge. Clean inside.
Marked on underside with Burnantofts Faience 1863, a simple black cross & a 'G'. with what looks like a impressed dot in a part circle.
Minor typical chips seen on the base of the rim.
A beautiful and very collectable piece.
1845-1957 Burmantofts Faience
The production of art pottery and architectural faience was begun in the late 1870s.
Examples of Burmantofts Faience can be found in the British Museum & The Victoria & Albert Museum ceramic collections - London.
Entering the fray of a burgeoning British art pottery movement in 1880 and leaving it as a financial bad lot in 1904, the Burmantofts Pottery ran for 24 years. During this relatively brief flowering, more than 2000 different models were produced.
Burmantofts Pottery was born out of James Holroyd’s architectural brickworks, taking advantage of the rich local deposits of both coal and clay.
Burmantofts output included lustre chargers in the manner of Pilkingtons, Moorcroft-style tube-lined vases, glaze colours that went far beyond the trademark brown, mustard, turquoise and red – and the occasional experimental piece that would not have looked out of place in early 20th Century France.
In short, Burmantofts was the source of some of the very best Victorian art pottery.