Rare Vintage Morley, Fox & Co Springtime Bowl circa 1938 Made in England
Made in England in 1938 by the pottery Morley, Fox and Co, this small bowl features the Springtime pattern - a colorful mix of dancing tulips beneath a sky-blue stripe and a festive scallop of black dots. Just like the season itself, there is a big dose of delight wrapped up in the festive pattern of this small bowl.
Featuring the colors tomato red, mustard, purple, lilac, black, spring green, peach, gold and sky blue it is an interesting mix of shades that offers the ability to coordinate with many other dish patterns.
Perhaps first intended as an open sugar bowl or a small soup or cereal bowl, it's size offers lots of potential for modern day use running the gamut from food prep to table service. Hard to find nowadays, it also serves as a beautiful display piece given its rarity and its wonderfully aged aesthetic.
Morley, Fox & Co operated between 1906-1944 and made all sorts of pretty dishes with pretty patterns - a level of design that carried through even to their backstamp mark. Shaped like the peak of a roof with smoke coming out of the chimney on one side and a tree on the other, the Morley, Fox & Co mark, also known as Morleyware, was a little nod to their domestic market and the idyllic scenes they reproduced in their dishware.
- Rare, hard-to-find maker and pattern
- Springtime pattern
In lovely vintage condition, this bowl contains no cracks. There is one small age-old chip on the inside rim that is less than 1/8Th inch in size as well as some staining around the interior rim which gives this bowl a lovely aged look. The bottom of the bowl on the exterior contains three round dots which at first you might suspect are chips, but are actually impressed manufacturing marks left from when the bowl was in the kiln. the gold around the interior rim of the bowl is wearing away due to age. The pattern itself is in beautiful shape with crisp lines and bright colors.
This bowl measures 4.25" inches (diameter) x 2.5" inches (height) and weighs 6oz.