Porcelain vase decorated with lustre
- Object Number: STKMG:1975.P.335
- Simple Name: vase
- Production Person: Ollier, Annie (Artist)
- Production Place: Stoke-upon-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: Bernard Moore (studio)
- Summary: Porcelain vase decorated with lustre. Design of painted fish on flambe ground. By Annie Ollier.
- Terms:art pottery
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: Bernard Moore (1850-1935) ran a china works at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, with his brother Samuel until c.1905 when he sold the company and set up a studio at Wolfe Street until 1924. Here he worked as a glaze chemist and technical consultant but also decorated wares externally produced pots with his experimental glazes. The flambé glaze is produced by violent reactions during firing which transmute into an unpredictable range of reds, purples, blues, lilacs and greens. The Chinese were the first to perfect these glazes in the 18th century and Bernard Moore was one of the few Europeans to match these achievements with his highly accomplished red flambé. Moore?s experiments led to the development of many oriental and Middle Eastern glazes and lustres. Moore was also one of the few potters who persisted with the difficult reduced-pigment technique for the creation of lustre decoration. Annie Ollier was amongst a number of artists employed at the Wolfe Street workshop, using the accomplished glazes and lustre decorations perfected by Moore during his career.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery