Vintage chamber pot from the Crown Devon Pottery.
The pot features panels of pink, white, blue and green flowers on a cream/blush coloured background and gold gild trim.
Stamped on the base with the pottery’s mark and the English Registry Number 662047. There are no chips but there are a couple of minor imperfections in the glaze in the centre of the bowl. The gold gilding has also worn away in places. This is shown in the photographs.
The Crown Devon journey began in 1870 when Simon Fielding invested in the Railway Works on Sutherland Street, Stoke on Trent, but within a short period of time the bailiffs came in and the firm was rescued by Simon’s son, Abraham. They then began to produce the popular Majolica glazed pottery under the S. Fielding & Co backstamp. Fielding used the trade name Crown Devon, and from the early 1930s the Crown Devon mark – a crown over the words Crown Devon – became emblematic of the company, which sometimes appears without the Fielding name. The factory carried on producing a vast range of wares and colours for over a hundred years, the factory unfortunately closed its doors in 1982 due to the gradual decline of the British pottery industry during the 1970s, along with the hit of the recession.
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Product Code: 31233
Styling: Excellent decorating item for the bath or boudoir. Would suit a B&B, hotel, or vintage/Victorian setting. Could be repurposed as a flower pot.