Provenance: Edgar Peacock; Edgar Horns, Eastbourne, 20 September 2000
Brangwyn was passionate about pots’, as he termed them ‚Äì he collected Persian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics and such items appearendlessly in his oils, watercolours and murals.
Brangwyn produced designs were produced commercially mostly for Royal Doulton, but also for Foley pottery,AJ Wilkinson and Ashtead Potters.86
Brangwyn stipulated that the Royal Doulton ware should be reasonably
priced, have the appearance of hand thrown pottery, and that the
painters should be allowed a certain freedom of expression, resulting in
every item being slightly different. In addition to the Royal Doulton
trademark each item bore the legend Designed by Frank Brangwyn RA’
and/or Brangwyn Ware’.
Brangwyn’s designs for Ashtead Potters are less well documented. This was probably a sample and may be the plate referred to in a letter from Ashtead
Potters dated 29 April 1929 which suggested that instead of having the
ﬂower in solid colours which is never successful with hand painted
brush work, I should like to modify it somewhat.’
We are grateful to Libby Horner for assistance.