Wileman & Co. Foley "Intarsio" Arts and Crafts Vase Frank Rhead
An exquisite earthenware vase from the Arts and Crafts era, circa 1900. This vase was designed by Frank Rhead for Wileman and Co. of the Foley (England) pottery group, in the ‘Intarsio’ line, and has a motif that is referred to as ‘Medieval Ladies.’ Vase itself has a tapering form, with a blue sky, reddish-brown brick bridge, and colorful costumes on the procession of ladies passing by against an outline of a village or city. Lower portion of vase features lovely irises in full bloom. Truly a wonderful example of art pottery from this time period. Vase number 3343, Rd 380374.
Crazing noticeable in cream-colored clouds. Brown rim has some rough glaze pops, as does body. Rim is somewhat unevenly painted where it meets neck. Some bricks on bridge are more densely painted than others, and blue of sky shows some variation in color density. Underside of vase has greenish color within glaze, but markings are clearly legible.