An absolutely stunning, large, Victorian (though extremely contemporary looking) Ault pottery majolica stick stand.
This rare and exceptional piece has been appraised as likely designed by Christopher Dresser. The only other comparable pieces we can find- and there are none the same as this- are assigned to Dresser, who enjoyed the faux bamboo and Oriental form, and this colourway.
The cylindrical form has relief decoration imitating bamboo, with a tin glaze fading from green to yellow, internally with a gloriously bold cyan/turquoise glaze.
Stamped 'Ault', with studio marks in relief to the bottom.
We cannot find another of these. This is a must-have piece.
Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note: some rubbing to the rim and the base. Some crazing. Some firing faults in the high gloss finish.
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