This is a very fine hand-painted piece of early 20th century Bough pottery.
This is a very attractive large pottery mug - which has been beautifully decorated by Richard Amour, as initialled on the reverse.
The main body colour is a vibrant lilac purple colour - with a bright green handle and detailing around the rim. There is a frieze of hand-painted flowers running around the mug to the top.
Marked on the Base - 427 “Bough” R.A. (for Richard Amour) and dated 1923. Decorated with yellow fruits and white blossom - in good condition with no damages apart from the usual fine crazing to the glaze as found on Bough pieces of this age.
Nice Large Size - Height 4 ¼ inches and with a diameter of 4 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 pretty mug made by Elizabeth's brother, Richard. He lived from 1900 to 1949.
It is in good condition with no chips or cracks.
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 rarer large size of this piece and the quality of the painting.
Postage quoted here is for next day special delivery in the UK with the Royal Mail.