This is a very fine hand-painted early 20th century Bough pottery set.
It is a very fine twin handled bowl with lid and original saucer or stand.
This is an attractive little pot or bowl with glossy black twin handles - it is a rarer piece to have survived intact with no damages and with no restorations to the knop or handles.
This fabulous pot has been beautifully decorated by Richard Amour, as initialed on the base.
It is also inscribed with the number 7.2.39 - so I am assuming that this dates this pot to 1939.
It is certainly an interesting example. It combines the more traditional and typical Bough wildflowers and autumn berries all over - but combines the more Art Nouveau decorative aspects with the introduction by Amour of a couple of geometric Art Deco shapes into the design.
The height is (including lid knop) is 3 1/2 inches. The diameter at the widest is 4 1/4 inches. The diameter of the saucer or stand is 6 inches.
The weight unpacked is 500 grams.
In excellent condition with no damages.
HISTORY: Bough Pottery was founded by Elizabeth 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 beautiful lidded pot is a rare one - and it was made by Elizabeth's brother, Richard. He lived from 1900 to 1949.
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 and the quality of the painting. It is certainly of museum quality.
Postage quoted here is for next day special delivery with the Royal Mail.