Shorter and Son (England) 'Wild Rose' Oval Serving Dish | English Majolica
The pottery firm which later became Shorter and Son was first set up by Arthur Shorter in 1878 with a partner James Boulton in Stoke on Trent. Their products were solidly in the main-stream of Victorian taste - majolica wares of all types: jugs, bowls, flower pots and tableware, predominated.
In 1891 Arthur’s brother-in-law A. J. Wilkinson died in an accident. Arthur Shorter was asked to manage the pottery Wilkinson had established in Burslem in 1885. A few years later he bought the firm and in 1898 Arthur’s son Colley joined him.
Fast forward to 1940, after the death of his first wife, Colley married Clarice Cliff who became Artistic Director of the group of potteries. Shorter’s flourished through the following two decades, producing popular new lines and re-producing some of their old ones.
You can read more about the history of Shorter and Son Ltd, here:
A lovely oval serving dish in the Wild Rose pattern. This colour variation was known as apple green, and it features the signature pink wild rose design.
Scroll through to the last picture and you can get a glimpse of the collection from an original catalogue advert!
This stunning piece is in excellent vintage (almost antique) condition. It is free from any major flaws including cracks, chips and crazing.
Based on the backstamp we can tell this piece was made sometime after 1933.
Measures approx 17cm long x 11cm wide x 3cm tall.
Another stunning example of English majolica under the direction of renowned artist, Clarice Cliff.