Rare Flow Blue Hand Painted Vase
WHITE PERSIAN CATS
Grimwades (Royal Winton)
artist signed B.Austin
Stoke on Trent England c1920
This is a cat lovers’ dream come true, a gorgeous hand painted flower base staning 7-1/2 inches tall and measuring 5 inches across its widest point. Depicting a trio of long haired white Persian cats
The monochromatic cat motif is a stunning portrait of the three felines with their personality shining through. The naive cats are encircled by a painted opaque cobalt flow blue finished with gilt at the top rim.
The vase or jardineire was made by the Grimwades pottery company in Stoke on Trent England. The company’s trade name became Royal Winton or Wintonware. The vase was rendered by resident artist B. Austin who signed it in the lower left. A hard to find pattern first produced the blue cats series around 1920 when house cats were all the rage. The vase marked on the underside with the maker's globe backstamp.
The vase is in spectacular condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Light glaze crazing consistent with age. Very minor utensil wear. This sturdy ironstone vase was impeccably decorated with a good deal of attention to detail and with an eye for cats.
Flow Blue Cats are quite scarce and highly sought after. The vase will make a great addition to your cats or flow blue collection.
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