Compton Pottery Arts & Crafts Angels statue c. For sale is a rare and very beautiful Compton Pottery ceramic sculpture dating to circa 1900. This figure was hand cast at the Compton Pottery near Guildford and then painted with egg tempera. Three angels represent Hear no evil, See no evil and Speak no evil.
It is unusual to find the large works by Compton. They also produced small items such as pendants etc This is a rare larger example that has not been over cleaned and lost detail.
The statue stands a full 14.5cm high, 13cm wide and 6.5cm deep. It is in excellent condition without any major signs of age.There is no flaking, no chips and no restoration. Any wear is consistent with age. It is in very good condition. The Watts Gallery website states the following: In 1900, with the Watts Chapel project completed and seeing the potential for her home arts class to become a village industry, Mary Watts founded the Compton Potters' Arts Guild. The Guild followed the model of a medieval guild with workmen being given the opportunity to ennoble their lives through their own creative handiwork. A commercial pottery needed premises, and in 1901 financed by the Wattses the Compton Pottery was built at the bottom of the hill beneath Limnerslease. Rapid expansion followed in response to demand, and when plans for Watts Gallery were drawn up in 1903, accommodation for twelve apprentice potters was included in the design. The original gallery building was even known as'The Hostel'. The Compton Pottery prospered throughout the beginning of the 20th century. On Regent Street stocked their works. The item "Compton Pottery Arts & Crafts Angels statue c. 1900 British Art Pottery" is in sale since Sunday, June 21, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Art Pottery\British". The seller is "libellule-antiques" and is located in Nr London. This item can be shipped worldwide.