This is a very collectable piece of British Art Pottery.
It was made by Upchurch - and has an impressed Upchurch mark on the base.
The pottery was established in 1909 in Kent by the Wakely brothers. The most significant name associated with Upchurch Pottery is Edward Barker who established himself within the company before officially purchasing it 1953.
Edward passed away in 1955 but his older son William carried on the business until 1963 when sadly Upchurch Pottery ceased.
This vase is a lovely example with no damages.
It is a most attractive colour with subtle hazy blue and grey shades, with running glazes. There are two tiny lobe-handle knops at each side of the neck, as photographed. I have taken a lot of images for your inspection turning the vase around for these so you can see all the subtle variations all around on the thick glaze. As you can see it runs down the side of the vase and pools on the base section.
It is in excellent condition with no damages.
A nice thick - Ruskin type glaze with a couple of in creation ridge dimples in the glaze - as in the manufacture and showing that the glaze has been all hand-applied in the pottery studio.
A very simple and stylish piece of Upchurch and a more unusual shape - and it is certainly a large one.
Unpacked the weight is just over 1.8 kg
It is a larger size being some 10 inches in height and with a diameter at the widest point of about 6 1/2 inches.
It is a heavy piece - and this is reflected in my postage quote.
POSTING TO UK ADDRESSES ONLY. Postage will be £10 and this is for a good quality postal service with Parcelforce48.
The vase will be very carefully packed and I will keep you informed of all stages of progress with your order. Despatch notification will be sent and the tracking number.