1930s Empire Ware Drip Glazed Earthenware Bowl
This beautiful, highly colourful, item is a 1930s Empire Ware Drip Glazed Earthenware Bowl, made by the Empire Porcelain Co. Ltd of Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. It is marked on the base with 1 39, which indicates that it was made in January 1939.
- Base Diameter: 10cm (4″)
- Diameter at the Top: 19cm
The bowl is in very good used condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. However, it does have quite a few manufacturing defects in particular, bubbles which can mainly be found inside the bowl and on the base.
I love the colour, which is a dark pinky brown colour with drips of green, yellow, burgundy and blue. It is quite difficult to show you the colour in the image, the closest ‘pink hue’ is probably that of the base.
Unfortunately, I don’t know the name of the pattern. A lovely glazed bowl for your kitchen, bathroom or living room, especially underneath some accent lighting when the colours really shine!
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Some Trivia For You!
Empire Porcelain were an earthenware manufacturer based at the Empire Works, Shelton (Hanley), Stoke-on-Trent. Founded in 1896 but, like so many of the Staffordshire potteries, closed its doors in 1967 when the factory was unable to meet with modern manufacturing methods.