Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fairyland Lustre Ware


Many thanks to Kathryn Frearson on the Facebook page for Domythic Bliss for making me aware of the phenomenal artist, Daisy Makeig-Jones, and the Fairyland Lustre Ware she produced in the early 1900s for Wedgwood. I am not that familiar with early 20th c. pottery and vessel-ware, though I do know Rookwood and of course the de Morgans. I was blown away by the work of this phenomenal artist, and now I can't get enough of the stuff!!

Here's an excellent article on Makeig-Jones shared by Kathryn.

And some gorgeous examples from auction sites:






The piece below was featured in a delightful blog post from SurLaLune:





The figures on this last vessel immediately reminded me of Thomas Cooper Gotch's The Child Enthroned.


10 comments:

Stephanie Pina said...

The colors! Just beautiful!

Grace said...

True masterpieces, aren't they??

Meredith said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I am from Staffordshire did not know about this lovely ware

Grace said...

I must have expensive taste, because I would just love one of these pieces! :)

BrokenHeartTart said...

ha ha ha...you know what they say, if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it..I don't want to know..wow I WANT this stuff..

Grace said...

SO True. Price upon Request and all that ;)

Minerva Black said...

You've paid a wonderful tribute to this magical china. It has been on my list to write about for ages, you beat me to it and I really enjoyed reading this. The photos are gorgeous too.

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Stunning!

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