Pair of rare Burmantofts Faience vases by Joseph Walmsley

Pair of rare Burmantofts Faience vases by Joseph Walmsley

Code: 10134

Dimensions:

W: 17cm (6.7")H: 31cm (12.2")

£1,500.00 Approx $1925.55, €1644.74

Description

A stunning pair of rare Burmantofts faience vases by Joseph Walmsley, each featuring a cylindrical neck incised with vertical motifs flanked by two scroll handles above a globular body and circular foot. The main body is tubelined and incised with pictures of opposing crows grasping snakes with their talons, within a surround of Persian style flowers against a terracotta coloured ground. Impressed and painted factory marks to bases include “BURMANTOFTS FAIENCE”, “COL. NO. 125” and shape number “2062” to bases.

A single example of this vase is recorded on P65 of Jason Wigglesworth’s reference book “Burmantofts Faience – a compendium of designs”.

Condition Report

Excellent – no chips, cracks or restoration. Fine, age-related crazing under illuminated magnification.