Painter / Maker
Painted by Louise Powell (1882-1956)
Manufactured by Wedgwood (1759-present)
Earthenware, decorated with gold lustre
50 x 38 cm (max. widths between handles)
English (probably Tarlton, and Stoke-on-Trent), circa 1937
Wedgwood (impressed), with painted monogram for Louise Powell and 3188 (see below)
Powell Exhibition, Brook Street Galleries, London, 1937
Fine Art Society, ‘125 Years, part 2’, 2001 (see catalogue, p. 70)
For other vases of this form, decorated by Louise, and Alfred, Powell, see Good Workmanship with Happy Thought: the work of Alfred and Louise Powell, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, 1992, pp. 16 and 30.
The form of this large, two-handled vase probably derives from Renaissance-period maiolica storage jars.