Radford Handpainted Vase

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Radford Handpainted Vase

32.00

Autumn hues of sienna, burnt umber, mustard yellow, and lichen green are used for this handprinted floral design on a creamy ivory toned earthenware base.

An exquisitly smooth form, inscribed on the bottom as shape 1075, along with a stamped "MADE IN ENGLAND" mark identifies this small 4" high bud vase as Radford. Smaller items such as this did not have the Radford signature mark.

Inscribed underglaze markings:

1075

MADE IN ENGLAND

Stamped underglaze marking in black:

MADE IN ENGLAND

The vintage of this piece is estimated to be sometime after 1938 and could be as late as the early 1980s.

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Edward Thomas Brown Radford came from a family of established potters. His father trained at Wedgewood and later became one of the leading potters at Pilkington's. In the 1920s Edward Thomas Brown Radford joined the H.J. Wood factory in Burslem, Staffordshire- home to a thriving English pottery industry. He had his own studio and developed his own designs. In about 1930 he set up his own independent pottery, the Radford Handcraft Pottery, which carried on until 1948 when he retired. H.J. Wood then continued making pots to his designs.

For more biographical information and interesting photographs of Edward Thomas Brown Radford, click on this link.