Dunmore (Scotland) art pottery vase, elegant amphora shape, painted silhouette dec., c. 1890
Scottish Art Pottery vase, by Dunmore, Scotland, the elegant neck-amphora shape with thinly potted body and strap handles glazed in a soft amber glaze, painted in cold-colours with a series of plants & insect silhouettes.
Impressed ‘DUNMORE’ to the lower side,
20cm high, 16cm wide
Condition: some fading to onglaze painted decoration, pottery is excellent.
This interesting pottery was set up on the estate of the Earl of Dunmore in the latter 19th century, and was given a great publicity boost when Queen Victoria purchased some of the ware at the Edinburgh International Exhibition of 1886. Some pieces show inspiration from the elegant simplicity of Dr Christopher Dresser’s designs. It was always a small-scale ‘Art Pottery’ in the Arts & Crafts manner, and is not common.