Crown Devon Autumn Fruits Cream and Gold Vintage Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl Set Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl Set from Crown Devon S. The pieces are decorated with a pattern of Autumn fruits. Collectable early period wares include a broad range of Vellum shapes in patterns such as Thames, Etna, May, Elm, Erin and Wick. Decorated with a hand-finished floral pattern on the border pattern no. Art vases, plaques and chargers, similar in style to Royal Worcester, featuring hand painted roses, peacocks, cattle, rural scenes, and dogs are highly sought after and fetch high prices at auction. The company traded very successfully until the 1970s when recession and overseas competition forced it to finally close its doors in 1982.
This type of boorish chauvinism can, in best light, be seen as a extension of the long tradition of rivalry between the two companies, or, in worst light, as ill-informed, self-serving and indeed technically naïve. There has been some ill-informed comment in books written about Carlton Ware that state Carlton Ware slip mouldings are sharper, lighter and better decorated than their Crown Devon counterparts. At the Devon Pottery, Boulton presided over an extraordinary upsurge in the development of contemporary decoration, overseeing a significant improvement in both quality and design. In fact, he can be seen as a trailblazer in the design and manufacturer of musical novelties in the United Kingdom. He was particularly prodigious in producing designs and shapes for the Mattita range, from quirky novelties to modernistic shapes hosting dramatic Art Deco designs. The house is now full of interesting and unusual items from the past, lovely silver, china, and crystal items at great prices. Fieldings Crown Devon The history of Fieldings Crown Devon spans more than a hundred years from 1878 until 1982.
Daphne Geisler, Purveyor of Vintage Treasure. The prettiest enamel painted jug is a real treat. More often than not Boulton opted for sybaritic Art Deco design for his lustre wares, while Carlton Ware in many instances chose to follow the path of modernism. The period 1930-39 represents a creative zenith of the Crown Devon factory. Crown Devon produced china from 1878 - 1982 founded by Simon Fielding. During that period the company experienced two very distinct peaks in terms of design and output. It helped create conditions for a unique combination of inspiration, motivation and expansionary zeal that positioned Fieldings to make the most of the economic circumstances of the time.
His Daisy Bell musical jug, incidentally, became a favoured possession of the young Princess Elizabeth. By the turn of the century the company was recognised in the trade press and indeed the marketplace as a leading manufacturer of a vast range of quality products for middle class Britain. For library subscription rates please. Variations of this mark were in use, c1930-1965. Shop Opening Hours 10am - 5pm Friday Saturday Sunday Happy to open other times by appointment - just call me to arrange I am usually just a few moments away If you see something on this blog then call me 021-611-035, or email me on Local deliveries possible, national and international mail options Selling - Contact me if you are interested in selling either individual items, a complete house lot and everything inbetween Hope to see you soon! Good quality examples of Indian are also highly collectible as is early Majolica.
Disclaimer: Information provided on this website is for general information only. Boulton worked with Kathleen Parsons, Margareta Greta Marks, a Bauhaus graduate, and Olga Hartzeg to produce many of the most memorable Crown Devon figures, of which the Flapper, Rio Rita, Peasant Girl and Russian lady with Borzoi are some of the most memorable. Boultons lustre wares are the equal of anything that came to market in the 1930s. It was during this period that Fieldings made vast improvements in both the design and quality of surface decoration on its wares. The daffodils are finished with hand-enamelled centres.
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The results of this burst of activity were the subject of much trade comment. Some of the most sought-after Fieldings Crown Devon wares are from the 1930s. Boulton left Fieldings in 1950. Then some of the earlier lustre pieces and onto my favourite size of tea cup - the breakfast cup! Decorated with a basketweave pattern and embossed fruits. He also invented new glost oven designs, revolving dryers and implemented numerous other improvements that placed the Fieldings factory in an enviable commercial position. I was lucky enough to acquire a collection of Stockholm and so was tempted to feature it but I like the amazing wide variety and quality of Crown Devon and so have picked a few additional items from the shop to show the range.
A matt, azure tone emulating the lightest of turquoise colouring, it provided an ideal canvass upon which to create enamelled designs, amongst which were the Swallows and Exotic Bird patterns. Variation of the stamp above, all in use c1930-1965. Another success was the Amazine ground. This site is a price guide to antiques and collectables, and the items displayed are not being offered for sale, as all items displayed on the site have been previously sold. We do not automatically renew subscriptions, however you will be contacted prior to the expiry date and you may choose to renew if you wish. In 1878 Simon Fielding, the owner of a colour mill, bankrolled a group of potters to manufacture majolica, green-glaze wares, toilet wares and fancies.
This rubber stamp was in use c1939+. It is more accurate, however, to state that both Carlton and Crown Devon produced lustre and other wares of such matching quality, brilliance and beauty that it is churlish to enter into games of one-upmanship. Sauce Boat measures 5 x 10 cm exc. Most of these pieces are signed. His choice to lure Enoch Boulton away from his major competitor, Carlton Ware, to take on the role of design chief at Crown Devon was a masterstroke.
In 1929, when Abraham Fielding was in the twilight years of his life, he began a talent search to fill the gap that would be left when he went into semi-retirement. Abraham Fielding, son of Simon, is credited with the invention of a gas flow-through biscuit oven that allowed major efficiencies and savings. Sugar Bowl height 5 cm; diameter 8 cm. Tray measures 19 x 9 cm. Cream Jug height 7 cm; diameter max. Please note that we are unable to respond to questions regarding history, valuation or sale of antique and collectable items. From those rather shaky beginnings, Fieldings rapidly built a business of note, greatly extending the range of products and exploiting market gaps in fancy tablewares, toilet wares, art vases and dinnerwares.