This rare art deco Rhead punch bowl measures about 11" in diameter and is about 5.25" tall, although in life it looks absolutely massive. Bound to be either a Frederick Alfred Rhead or Charlotte Rhead design. Fine example of British ceramics--and one of the most stunning European art pottery items I've had the honor to own. (Pattern is not mentioned in Bernard Bumpus's book COLLECTING RHEAD POTTERY.)
Layers of color, some sgrafitto and some tubelined (or squeezebag), with stars and comets and moons. Just gorgeous in every way--and without scratches or losses, although a few very minor and unnoticeable splits in the applied slip or white edges to the bottom of the foot (where the navy blue did not quite cover the earthenware). Has the Bursley Ltd / Crown Pottery backstamp.
Stunning piece and very colorful. Sort of reminds me of what would happen if we could mate a stunning example of Weller Pottery's Geode or Stellar line with Viktor Schreckengost's Jazz Bowl for Cowan Pottery. Bound to be contemporary with these classic 1930s American designs.
No chips, nicks, hairlines, or repairs.