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Title: 1926M22 Caddy and Cover
Description: 1926M22
Caddy and Cover, 1925
In shape no. 362. High-fired, non-vitreous ceramic with a flambe glaze. Leadless sang-de-boeuf [beef blood] glaze with spots of green.
Maker: Ruskin Pottery,
Designer: William Howson Taylor (d. 1935)

In 1898, William Howson Taylor's father, Edward Richard Taylor, the Principal at the Birmingham School of Art, founded The Ruskin Pottery, named after the artist John Ruskin whose teachings and philosophy Taylor so admired. William took over the pottery in 1912. The company experimented with glazes, producing results that were quite different from anything seen before. The recipes for the glazes were kept secret, and when William Howson Taylor died in 1935 the recipes went to the grave with him.
Applied Arts
Art movement/Arts and Crafts
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Decorative Arts
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Height: 260
Depth: 200
Unit: cm
Credit Line: Presented by William Howson Taylor, 1926.