Rare Fradlay Art Pottery plaque, marbled slip with white sprigged classical figures, c.1870

$695.00 AUD

Rare Thomas Fradley Art Pottery plaque, with characteristic marbled rim, the center with large white sprigged classical scene of two cavorting cherubs with a wreath, on a plain ground showing the deep red of the clay.

Impressed ‘T.Fradley’

1875-85

 

 

Good condition.

 

Godden in his ‘Encyclopedia’ has placed Fradley in the Appendix for the ‘unknown potters’. Since then, there has been just a little light shed on him; according to ThePotteries.org ,

Thomas Fradley

Part time manufacturer of decorative earthenware at Stoke.

Fradley ware was fired at Minton’s kilns

c.1875-85″

There’s just this same info repeated online – clearly avenue for some terrific future research….

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