Vintage Bretby Unglazed Pocket Wall Vase Model 1250
How could you resist this adorable Vintage Bretby Unglazed Pocket Wall Vase Model 1250. The boy’s cheeky face and smile is beautifully sculpted.
He is in great condition and dates to the early 20th Century Art Deco period. Made in England was not added until the 20th Century.
Impressed Back marks
- Bretby Sunburst Logo
- Made in England
I am not sure of the name of the model but he is quite rare and would make a fantastic addition to any collection.
Approximate Maximum Dimensions:
- External Height: 12.7cm (5 inches)
- Widest Width: 12cm (4.7″)
- Neck internal width: 3.6cm (1.4″)
- Neck internal length: 7.0cm (2.8″)
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Some Information About Bretby Art Pottery
Bretby Art Pottery, more properly known as Tooth & Co. Ltd., was started in 1883 by Henry Tooth and William Ault. They were based at Woodville, Derbyshire. Within a year they had won a gold award at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1884, the same year that the famous ‘Sunburst’ trade mark was registered. Ault left after four years to set up his own pottery at Swadlincote.
The company produced both inexpensive pressed wares and more costly thrown art pottery. Bretby stayed in the hands of the Tooth family until 1933, and after the second World War became known as Tooth and Company Limited Bretby Art Pottery.
Marks include the familiar rising sun over the name BRETBY, a stylized HT for Henry Tooth, and the brand names Clanta and Clanta Ware.