VICTORIAN ALLER VALE DEVON ART POTTERY
MAJOLICA GLAZE NORMANDY JUG C.1887-1891
"An attractive antique British
art pottery jug made by the Aller Vale pottery and all over decorated
in a distinctive attractive majolica type drip-glaze. This
stunning running green glaze effect on cream ground was known at the
Aller Vale Art Pottery as the Normandy
pattern/finish. It was a colour scheme later much copied by others and
sold through Liberty of London - the famous art nouveau and arts and
crafts retailer. This piece is one of the earlier outputs from the
Aller Vale pottery and dates circa 1897-1891. These early Victorian Devon art pottery
pieces are become scarce and hard to find as they disappear into
worldwide collector cabinets and distinctive decor schemes..." Antiques Expert
References:See similar pieces
illustrated in the Encyclopedia of British Art
Pottery, V. Bergesen, colour plate III . Aller Vale
are credited with the invention and first production of Devon pottery
height 118 mm max.
Aller Vale impressed as illustrated and incised workman's marks.
No significant defects and in excellent condition. There is fine glaze crazing as usually found on art pottery of
this period. This does not spoil the display qualities of an attractive piece of antique Devon art pottery.
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