Lovatt – Langley Pottery bowl, simple form with mocha glaze, c.1925

$145.00 AUD

Langley Pottery bowl, of simple form with turned-in rim, a single incised line near the foot, finished in a mocha glaze.
Printed mark
also impressed ‘England’,
circa 1925

23cm wide, 9cm high.

Good condition with signs of age, wear to inside glaze, marks to base are NOT cracks but original potting marks in the clay.

This interesting studio pottery works was located on the Derby/Nottingham border, ad Langley Mill. It was established in 1865 by James Calvert in an old brickworks. The site had been used for the ‘Nottingham Stoneware’ type of pottery for centuries, and was of particular interest as it not only had the right clay, but also easy access to the coal seams which powered modern kilns in the Victorian era.
Only some pieces were marked – many left the factory unmarked. They concentrated on wares for the household, but also made a range of decorative wares. These Art Pottery pieces followed the same design prompts as the bigger potters- Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, and finally the ‘Modernist’ style of the mid-20th century. In 1959 they were purchased by Denby.
The mark on this piece dates it to the 1920’s.




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