This is a lovely piece of vintage Bough pottery.
It is a rarer piece - being a lidded butter dish.
It is decorated all over on the exterior - with a frieze of green fruits around the edge on the lid, a black and white inner border, and a dark claret rectangle in the center.
The main body section is the same rich claret colour - with the black and white Deco band at the top.
The base is blank but painted with the initials of Richard Amour and a circular Bough Pottery Stamp.
Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches.
Bough Pottery was founded by Elizabeth and Richard 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 unusual lidded dish was made by Elizabeth's brother, Richard. He lived from 1900 to 1949.
It is in good condition with no chips or cracks. It has been used in the past as a butter dish. There are some little remnants of staining from the butter oils in the interior - this is minor in nature and commensurate with the function and age of the dish. I have taken a few images of the interior so that you can assess the marks for yourself.
Interest in Bough pottery has been of particular interest of late -and my asking price here reflects this renewed interest in the pottery as well as the relative rarity of this piece.