Crown Devon, Feildings of very Old Vintage, Pottery, Pitcher Pattern ‘Mattila’ as per. Makers backstamp on the underside of its base. Which reads, ‘’Mattila’’ written curved over a black crown...then the words ‘’CROWN DEVON’’, ‘Feildings’ [ Makers ] Railway Pottery, Devon Pottery from 1911 onwards, Stoke, Staffordshire Potteries, England. ..then finally printed, ‘Made in England’. See pic.
This really is a truly gorgeous and Rare, unusual pitcher. I think from my experience that the work that has gone into the making of this is pitcher may rank it as one of Fielding’s best and perhaps most costly of productions, or inventions in Pottery design and decoration.
First, this Art Deco production has a very curvacious incised sectional design moulded into its body.. Fielding’s make a similar pitcher in its basic shape, without the incised design. I think they’ve gone one step further here by making this pitcher shape more Art Deco by creating the incised moulded lines in the body. Then it is covered with a light coffee coloured glaze, inside and out, then on top of that, it is covered with a semi - cloudy turquoise coloured drip crystalline metal glaze on the outside and just inside the inner top edge and having inclusions of dark brown slip flecks. Then outlines for flower heads, stems and leaves were finely piped on, [ like the icing piped finish on iced cake ] and in filed with a variety of brightly coloured enamels to finally form flower heads, stems and leaves for a highly decorative, stunning colorful finish..
Condition. Excellent. Cannot see any problems or faults or repairs etc. Just a really lovely super thing !!!
Size. 6” x [ widest part of middle body incl. Handle projection ] 5,1/4”, foot rim 2,1/4” o/s dia.