Fabulous Wedgwood 1940s Keith Murray 6.5" Straw Bomb Football Vase
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Fabulous Wedgwood 1940s Keith Murray 6.5" Straw Bomb Football Vase:
This is an exquisiteWedgwood Pottery,Keith Murray,Straw 6.5" Bomb / Football Vase,Pattern number 3765,Circa 1940s.
Please note ...... all the white lines are just light reflection's.
This vase is in wonderful original condition, no chips, cracks, hairlines, fleabites, dinks,restoration or crazing,a very nice beautiful undamaged honest piece ofWedgwood, stunning vase doeshave a very small glazing imperfection, done at manufacture, nothing unusual,as shown in photo 3 second rib down.
The basehas theblue imprintedEtruria KM Wedgwood mark,made in Barlaston Englandstamped. This piece of Wedgwood potterydates from aroundthe 1940s because the base stamp changed to a circular Etruria KM Wedgwood, Made in Barlaston Englandstamp, when earthenware production transferred to Barlaston in 1940.
Keith Day Pearce Murray (5 July 1892 - 1981) was a New Zealand born architect and designer who worked as a ceramics, glass and metalware designer for Wedgwood in the 1930s and 1940s. He is considered one of the most influential designers of the Art deco style. Murray was born in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden. His father, John Murray was from Scotland and his mother Lillian was from Nelson, New Zealand. The family emigrated to England when he was 14. He graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 1921.His visits to exhibitions such as the 1925 Exposition in Paris, and the 1931 Exhibition of Swedish Industrial Art in London inspired Murray to seek out opportunities to design vases and tablewares for factory production, and as the depression of the early 1930s further reduced the demand for architecture he became a full-time designer. He worked as a freelance designer at Stevens & Williams of Brierley Hill in the West Midlands in 1932. The trial pieces were shown in London that year and the 'Keith Murray range' was produced. Between 1932 and 1939 he produced over 1200 designs though many were only issued in quantities of six or twelve. In 1932 he also began working 2–3 months a year for the Wedgwood pottery. His designs in metal were created for Mappin and Webb.Most of his work was with vases, bowls and similar cylindrical ware, executed in a clean and restrained style with decoration often limited to deeply incised lines or smooth steps in the shape. The whole piece is usually one colour without applied decoration. From the beginning Murray's stature as a designer was recognised as every piece bore his signature above the prestigious Wedgwood mark. In 1936 Keith Murray was appointed architect in charge of designing the new Wedgwood factory at Barlaston Staffordshire. Following the war he returned to architecture and left the field of industrial design.
Keith Murray's work sold well at the time, and has now become increasingly sought after, as time has passed.
Dimensionsas follows ......
Height is6.5 inches or16 cm
Diameter at widest6 inches or15 cm
Circumference is19 inches or48 cm at widest point
Weight is1kg or 2lb 4ozs
Pattern shape is 3765
These stunningvases have become so very desirable / collectable and are appreciating in value ....... since being illustrated inStephen Johnson and George Perrott's, Keith Murray designer book, page 65.
If your a collector, then this is an exquisite piece to add to your collection, and if your a first time buyer,well you won't go far wrong, starting a collection, witha piece like this. This vaseis a stunning piece of architectural design pottery.
It's a magnificent piece ofWedgwood pottery,a really beautiful eyecatching piece, you just can't fail to be impressed .....truely stunning.
Thisvery highly collectable / sought - aftervase that would make a superb gift. Pleasenote,my photo's aren't doing thisvase true justice.
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