Classical Elegance!

Classical Elegance!

I have just read an interesting article in this month’s Homes & Antiques magazine about these little beauties which I am always on the look out for when on my fossicking trips.

Homes & Antiques April 2019

Inspired by classical Greek forms, Constance Spry designed her Mantle Vase range in the 1930s to enhance her much sought after floral displays which included the flowers for the Queen’s wedding.

Made by the Fulham Pottery, formerly Fulham Pottery & Cheavin Filter. Co. Ltd, in operation from around 1889, the pieces perfectly embody the early Art Deco style with their curvy body and spiralling handles.

My example has an impressed oval back stamp reading ‘The Pottery Fulham London’ along with the initials ‘CS’, and is finished in cream and left unglazed which makes it, according to the magazine, the most highly coveted version. It isn’t for sale but I do currently have the white shell-shaped vase shown below listed in my Etsy shop. For more details follow the link:

Shell Mantle Vase

You can find out more about these design classics in Homes & Antiques, including advice on how to use them in your own flower arranging. And if  you would like to ask about my pieces or to comment on anything else you’ve seen on the website, then do get in touch via the Contact page – I’d love to hear from you