This is a fabulous and harder to find mid-century vase of asymmetrical form.
It was designed by the fabulous Colin Melbourne (1928 - 2009) in 1956. This vase went into production from 1957 and was discontinued by 1963,
It was made for Beswick - but is quite similar to other vases and patterns made at Poole for their Freeform series in the 1950s.
It is Beswick shape 1402 - and has a bright yellow interior - and a fine abstract aqua green and black pattern on the exterior - it is an anamorphic shape with two raised decorative lugs at each side and dips to the front - the dipped edge at the front is much lower than the one at the back.
Fully marked to the base and with Colin Melbourne's facsimile signature.
In excellent damage free condition - and a most lovely piece of mid-century ceramic designs.
Height at the highest point is 7 1/2 inches (19cm).
To keep in transit would have to pack in a larger box with plenty of bubble wrap etc - this would have to be a medium size parcel with Royal Mail - it will be much safer than cramming in a smaller box - but slightly more expensive.