Arts & Crafts, peacock vases, C.H. Brannam, North Devon, c.1900.
For sale are a beautiful pair of cylindrical wide footed vases decorated with Peacocks with a raised slip glaze and lustre.
- Makers impression on the base of both vases, identifying the period to 1885-1914.
- Beautiful peacock decoration with tail feathers forming the transition from blue to green into the wider foot with the eye-marks from the tail feathers and raised glaze. Peacocks were a prominent motif within the arts & crafts movement and utilised by leaders such as William Morris in designs.
Brannam Pottery was a British pottery firm started by Thomas Backway Brannam in Barnstaple, Devon, England, in 1848.
Thomas Brannam's firm originally made ceramics such as basic household items, floor tiles, bricks and drainage pipes. In 1867 Thomas's son, Charles Hubert Brannam, started to work at the pottery and won the Queen's Prize for Drawing in 1870. In 1879 he persuaded his father to allow him to produce art ware. His father agreed on the proviso that Charles paid for the materials he used. Charles eventually took over the Litchdon Street pottery and further developed the art pottery department. In 1885 he received an order from Queen Victoria which resulted in excellent publicity for the business. In 1886 Charles registered the name Royal Barum Ware and ensured it was sold by several London firms including Liberty & Co. of London from 1895/97.
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H: 21cm (8.3")Di: 11.5cm (4.5")
19th Century, Early 20th Century, Art Nouveau (c. 1890-1910)