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Compton Jardinaire

Jardinaire taken from a design by Mary Watts for the Compton Potters Arts Guild circa 1895

Price 185.00

Height: 0.480
Width: 0.640
Depth: 0.580

Price 85.00

Height: 0.320
Width: 0.440
Depth: 0.420

Price 45.00

Height: 0.230
Width: 0.320
Depth: 0.300

(all dimensions in metres)

COMPTON POTTERY GARDEN URN c.1909
A large weather proof garden urn designed by Mary Watts for the Art Potters Guild of Compton near Guildford and retailed by Liberty of Regent Street London
Quoting from the original catalogue, states ‘It is invidious to select examples of the new garden pottery for commendation. But notice should, however, be taken of the ornate works with bands of quasi Celtic-Byzantine designs, the deep cutting of which suggests a future resting place for delightful mosaics of green moss, and those indescribable colour tones that exposure to Dame Nature’s smiles and frowns alone can give. And this reminds one that it is claimed for the new pottery that it will stand sudden changes of temperature, that frost does not affect it,- an important fact which has to be reckoned with.’
‘This industry had it’s rise from a class held by Mrs G.F.Watts, a member of the ‘Home Arts and Industries Association.’ It took place once a week in one of the studios at Limnerslease, Compton, Surrey, the object being to interest the people of the village in a handicraft, and also for the decoration of a small chapel for their new burial ground.’


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