1930s Shorter & Son Staffordshire Pottery Set of Three Fish plates
1930s Shorter & Son Staffordshire Pottery Set of Three Fish plates. The plates date from the Art Deco period and are matt glazed. The colour of the body is yellow cream with contrasting turquoise-green tail and fins.
Approximately 9″ (23.5 cm) long x 8.27″ wide (21cm)
The backstamp reads:
SHORTER & SON LTD
MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
In fair vintage condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. There is some staining on the plates, crazing, and original inconsistency in the glaze.
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Some History For You.
A. J. Wilkinson Ltd, Newport Pottery, Shorter & Son Ltd
These factories were all owned by the Shorter family and they worked in close co-operation. Their main claim to fame was Clarice Cliff, whom worked at the A.J. Wilkinson factory. In 1927/8 Clarice Cliff designed the handpainted ‘Bizarre Ware’ pottery range. The name for the range was chosen by Colley Shorter whom married Clarice Cliff in 1940 after the death of his first wife.
There has been much speculation as to whether or not this fish range of tableware was actually designed by Clarice Cliff.