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Small bue bowl: C.7-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Small bue bowl

Maker(s)

Pottery: Clews & Co. Ltd.

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Description

Earthenware bowl covered with coloured matt glazes.

Small, circular, white earthenware bowl, the sides rounded and closing in at the top to gicve a round opening, with a short neck, a little wider than the foot-ring. Covered completely with a distinctive electric blue matt glaze, into which brown or yellow glazes have been run on the exterior, producing a mottled effect. The underside is slightly concave and glazed, with three spur marks.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by A H Palmer, Esq.,

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.5 cm
Diameter: 4.5 in
Height: 6.9 cm
Height: 2.75 in

Place(s) associated

  • Tunstall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Palmer, A. H.

Dating

20th century
Circa 1935 CE - 1939 CE

Note

Established early in the century as a maker of earthenware teapots, George Clews & Co began making art pottery around 1913/14, aiming to produce ‘crystalline and opalescent glazes, rouge flambés etc’ on a commercial scale. ‘Chameleon Ware’, introduced c. 1920, became the pottery’s best known product and was made until c.1939. It includes shapes inspired by Egyptian and Persian pottery, echoing 1920s interest in archaeological discoveries. The shapes, made from a special white body, were hand-painted in green, brown and distinctive electric blue matt glazes; sometimes lustre was also used. Chameleon Ware was awarded a gold medal at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1926. The three digit number probably refers to the colours used. The mark is similar to a rectangular 'Chameleon Ware' mark used from 1935.

School or Style

Art Pottery

Materials used in production

Glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown white earthenware covered with coloured matt glazes.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: printed around a triangular trade mark containing a chameleon, all within a circle

  • Text: CHAMELEON/WARE/TRADE MARK/CLEWS & Co Ltd/TUNSTALL
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 342
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1985
Primary reference Number: 75915
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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