I adore this amazing and extremely rare Bough Pottery lidded tureen or serving dish. It is a green version of my little yellow trinket box - which is also on offer in my store.
These tureens hardly ever come up for sale - and especially in this wonderful condition with this amazing Art Nouveau / Aesthetic Movement design.
It reminds me of a Japanese Cloud Vector pattern. There was great interest at this time in Japanese Art and Design in Scotland.
The abstract clouds are a glorious vibrant lime colour and their outlines are drawn out in gold. They are on a grey band around the rim and all around the main body of the base section. there are little black and white stripes shapes scattered here and there in the design. I love the knop and handles which are very organic in shape. The center of the lid has a very pale hint of a yellow blush glaze and this is repeated on the interior. This matches the yellow transparent glaze on my plates - which are also listed in my store.
The tureen is marked with the maker's initials on the base: these are RA for Richard Amour.
The tureen is a nice quality china one - and was probably made as a "blank" by Maling and Sons, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and used by Bough Pottery.
This is certainly a stunning and more unusual piece of Scottish Art Pottery. You certainly don't see this design very often and you certainly don't find tureens like this on sale often. The rarity of this shape and in particular with this pattern is reflected in my asking price for this - perhaps an item for the more specialist collector - or design museum.
CONDITION: In just excellent condition for Bough pieces now 90 years old - with no chips or cracks. There is a very slight bit of craquelure - but so minor in nature you need to look close up to see it.
Dimensions: The overall height to the top of the knop is 4 3/4 inches. From handle to handle it is 10 inches. The diameter of the base is 8 inches. The diameter of the lid (external) is 8 3/4 inches.
Weight unpacked is 1.2 kg
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).
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