These are a very stunning pair of Minton Hollins Astra Ware Baluster Vases
They date to around the 1920s. They form a matching pair - and are a nice large size being 10 inches in height and 4 1/2 inches at the widest point.
I love the sanguine glaze with is mottled with complimentary dark green tones.
These fine early 20th century vases were made by Minton Hollins & Co, of Stoke-on Trent.
The pottery was set up in 1845 as a subsidiary of Mintons. They are assigned the task of producing encaustic tiles which were fashionable in Victorian halls and interiors.
Due to the fall in demand for tiles during the First World War, they developed a sideline in manufacturing Art Pottery with striking glaze effects. These were produced as the highly acclaimed 'Astra Ware' range. This was in production from 1918 until at least the late 1920s.
The mottled eggshell glazes were very popular at this time - and the glazes on the Astra Ware resemble those on pots and vases by Ruskin and Pilkingtons who were operating at the same time.
Both my vases are in perfect condition and have the distinctive Astra Ware stamp on the base of each one.
I have these lovely Secessionist vases priced at just under £85 each.
Postage in the UK will be about £10 and sent with Parcelforce48.
SADLY, WILL BE UNABLE TO POST OUTSIDE OF THE UK.