A stunning and rare iconic early pair of Art Deco Hancock & Sons Morrisware hand painted art pottery vases with flowering poppies by George Cartlidge dating between 1918 and 1926. These stylish bud shaped vases are modelled with rounded bud shaped tops on a conical shaped base with a wide rounded foot. The vases are hand painted with large purple flowering poppies with buds applied in a tubelined fashion to two sides of the body of the vase and painted with yellow foliage on a mottled blue ground. The vases have printed makers marks to the base along with a George Cartlidge facsimile signatures.
In good condition with light wear commensurate with age.
From a small collection of iconic pieces by George Cartlidge. For reference please see Arts & Crafts Collector's Guides by Judith Miller, illustrated example on page 97.
Origin : England
Maker : Hancock & Son
Manufacture Date : 1920
Materials : Pottery