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Vase - Aphrodite

Aphrodite

  • Object:

    Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Hornsea, England (made)

  • Date:

    1961 (designed)
    ca. 1961 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Clappison, born 1937 (designer)
    Hornsea Pottery Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast earthenware with matt glaze and moulded decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Clappison and the makers

  • Museum number:

    C.252-1986

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 41, shelf 7

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Vase, straight-sided, ovoid-section; cast white earthenware with matt clear glaze; decorated with moulded design of a a girl's head, her hair scattered with stars.

Place of Origin

Hornsea, England (made)

Date

1961 (designed)
ca. 1961 (made)

Artist/maker

John Clappison, born 1937 (designer)
Hornsea Pottery Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cast earthenware with matt glaze and moulded decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'HORNSEA POTTERY' with a hron and two waves
'APHRODITE'

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 cm, Width: 12.2 cm

Object history note

This vase is part of the gifts, consisting 44 objects, arranged privately by John Clappison, chief staff designer at Hornsea. The selection was made by John Mallet and Jennifer Opie, most of the ceramics then being housed in John Clappison's garage and cellar, the remainder under his care at the Pottery. In 1986 the Pottery was in some difficulties and Mr. Clappison was then alone in seeing the need to save these examples of the factory's production. The titles given are those used in-house by the factory.

Descriptive line

'Aphrodite' vase, cast earthenware with moulded decoration, designed by William John Clappison, made by Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd., England, ca. 1961.

Materials

Earthenware; Glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Moulded; Cast

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection code

CER

Qr_O170234
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