Medmenham Pottery, Marlow Common, Buckinghamshire, England 1898-1906
This circa 1900 raised-line tile is a rare and beautiful example from the Medmenham Pottery. Founded by Conrad Dressler, the acclaimed sculptor, potter and influential proponent of the Arts & Crafts movement, this small art pottery employed local labor to produce superlative, hand-crafted tiles that were highly prized by fashionable architects and designers. The design of a seed pod or thistle is a great example of the merging of the formal composition and symmetry of late Victorian-era design with the more refined glaze palette and Moorish-influence of the Arts & Crafts period. The creamy gray background has a wonderful crackle.
5″ square x 3/8″ thick
Very good condition; signed
Qty = 175