Danesby Bourne Denby Marmaduke Rabbits
Danesby Bourne Denby Marmaduke Rabbits
 
Danesby Bourne Denby Marmaduke Rabbits
 

4. Danesby Bourne Denby 'Marmaduke' Rabbits (2)


'C. 1930'

Bourne Denby Danesby Ware glazed 'Marmaduke' rabbits. Pastel pink and green. Matt glaze, snub nosed, eyes & ears highlighted. Bourne Denby base marks. C.1930 (Art Deco).

Joseph Bourne & Son (Ltd) and its successors produced domestic and ornamental stoneware over a period of some 200 years and in the 20th century, the pottery has been well known for its kitchenware, ornamental ware, art pottery and tableware.


Condition: Small chip to the glaze at the foot of the green rabbit, otherwise very good condition.

Dimensions: 12.5cm / 5 inches tall.

Provenance: Ex. Barbara Dawkins collection, Mayfair, London, UK. Barbara was companion to one of the Schroder family, who settled in London and founded the investment bank Schroders. She travelled all over the world during the 1950's and 1960's, often on the great liners like the Queen Mary 1 and Queen Elizabeth 1. She purchased antiques and curios during her travels which have passed by descent, in this case to her niece.

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Bourne Denby Danesby Ware

Joseph Bourne & Son (Ltd) and its successors produced domestic and ornamental stoneware over a period of some 200 years and in the 20th century, the pottery has been well known for its kitchenware, ornamental ware, art pottery and tableware.

Over the course of its life the Denby business has produced a vast array of useful and decorative wares including, bottles, jars, flasks, bowls, vases, jugs, candle sticks, money boxes, loving cups, tygs, ginger beer bottles, pharmacy wares, snuff jars, tobacco jars, ash trays, spill vases, owl jugs, water filters, agricultural pottery, bulb bowls and other garden ware, headstones, funary urns, butter churns, milk churns, commemorative wares, teapots (including the Nevva-drip), coffee pots, tea and coffee ware, table accessories (cruets, butter dishes, knapkin rings, etc), tableware, lamp bases, book ends, kitchenware (jugs, bowls, strainers, jelly moulds, spoon rests, containers, stewpots, marmites, casserols, etc), toilet sets, puzzle jugs, character jugs, animal feeding bowls, spittoons, jardineres and stands, how water bottles, footwarmers, animal models, wall pockets, flower holders, wall plaques, and so on. Many of these could constitute collections in their own right.

The business continued throughout the Second World War and, from the 1950s, became an important producer of tableware and giftware in addition to the ornamental and art pottery associated with the well known designers Albert and Glyn Colledge. Numerous trade names have been associated with the Denby business including Danesby Ware, Tigo Ware, Glyn Ware, and Glynbourne Ware used on the now highly collectible ornamental wares.

The Danesby Ware name was introduced in about 1924 and the 'Danesby Ware' mark was applied to most of the ornamental stoneware that had come to dominate the pottery's output. Shapes tended to be simple, either thrown or slip-cast, often with surface relief decoration and covered in a monochrome glaze. Vases, jugs, jardiniers and stands, owl jugs and a host of other ornamental wares*- were produced under the Danesby range up until at least the Second World War. 'Electric Blue' ware, decorated with a streaky, high-gloss blue glaze is one of the most recognizable and collectible ranges of Danesby Ware. It was manufactured up to at least the mid-1930s.

Animal models were produced in the 1930s. The rabbit was available in seven sizes and mimics the Shore & Copestake 'Sylvac' models, but dogs and other domestic animals were also made.


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