Clews & Co. Chameleon Ware 1930s Hand Painted Jug Vase
This is a very rare Art Deco Clews & Co. Chameleon Ware 1930s Hand Painted Jug Vase: manufactured in Staffordshire, England.
This lovely jug/ vase was probably made in the mid 1930s prior to WW2. It has a mottled cream/ brown background with large stylised blue,cream, brown flowers and leaves. It is typical of the Art Deco period.
It has some crazing and a hairline crack/ chip in the handle (as shown in the picture).
In perfect condition, the jug would be retailing in excess of £100. The price has been reduced to £34.99 due to the presence of the hairline crack in the handle.
The maker’s mark on the base is quite faded but it is the mark used by Clews & Co. post 1935.
A great Chameleon ware collector’s piece, this would also look lovely filled with peonies or hydrangeas or used as water jug at a dinner party!
Maximum Approximate Dimensions:
- Base Diameter – 12.5 cms (4.9″)
- Vase Height- 21cm (8.3″)
- Vase width (spout to handle) – 22cm (8.7″)
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Some Information on Chameleon Ware
Chameleon ware (dribble glaze art pottery) was first produced by George Clews & Co, Brownhills Pottery, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in 1906. By the 1920’s they progressed in to the Art Deco designs so popular with collectors today for their range of colours against contrasting sponged grounds. The company went in to liquidation in 1961.