PAIR VINTAGE BRIGLIN STUDIO POTTERY ENGLISH 60S 70s SALT PEPPER CRUET SGRAFFITO

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jun 17, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a truly stunning set of salt and pepper made and designed by the English studio pottery company Briglin. It is very rare as I have never seen another and I can't see salt and peppers in the Briglin Pottery book (Anthea Arnold).Wax resist has been applied and a glaze on top, the wax resist is then removed to reveal a dark brown colour, many designs were made in this manne, this technique was called 'sgraffito'. They are cylindrical in shape and approx 13cms high, the salt is slightly higher that the pepper. The salt has the Briglin mark on it's base although difficult to read due to the glaze on top. It was given to me by my mother who purchased it in the late 1960s.
Briglin Pottery was a studio pottery founded in 1948 by Brigitte Goldschmidt (later known as Brigitte Appleby) and Eileen Lewenstein in the basement of premises at 66 Baker Street, London. Its object was "to produce well designed, attractive pots that could be used in the home, and to sell them at affordable prices." [ 1] It produced a large quantity of domestic pottery, much of it recognisable from its dark earthenware body, muted colours, white glaze and wax resist designs. In some ways Briglin was atypical of post-war studio potteries: it made tin-glazed eathenware when most others were making stoneware, it employed staff at the time when most studio
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