This is a very fine hand-painted piece of early 20th century Bough pottery.
This is an attractive hand-painted fruit bowl.
It is illustrated on the Scottish Pottery Society website under the Bough Gallery tag.
This lovely bowl has been beautifully decorated by Richard Amour, as initialed on the base. It has also been dated XXXV for the year 1935.
It is a nice deep bowl - great for storing fruit in etc. It has a diameter of 6 1/2 inches and a height of 3 1/2 inches.
The main body is coated to the bottom with a rich claret shade - and with a deep band of ripe summer fruits hanging on a geometric black trellis. The inner rim of the bowl at the top is freely painting with a thick green band.
The height is 6 inches - and from handle to handle it is 7 inches.
In good condition with no damages - so in remarkable condition for an 87-year-old bowl.
There is a little minor crazing to the glaze on the base - this is often found on Bough pieces. This is very minor in nature on this piece - and not an issue.
Bough Pottery was founded by Elizabeth Amour in the 1920s. They specialized in decorating blanks - which they bought in from pottery companies in England and Scotland (many from Maling Pottery, Newcastle).
This fine bowl was made by Elizabeth's brother, Richard. He lived from 1900 to 1949.
Interest in Bough pottery has been of particular interest of late -and my asking price here reflects this renewed interest in the pottery.
Postage quoted here is for next-day special delivery in the UK with the Royal Mail.