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English Art Deco Pottery Clarice Cliff Bizarre Coupe Plate Geometric Patterns

Hand-painted with orange border, slender black band, enclosing a quatrefoil design of orange heart emanating from stylized geometric foliate in green and blue, centering a blue circle within a four-armed star.

Verso with printed marks for Bizarre pattern line, Clarice Cliff facsimile signature, Newport Pottery, England. 

Circa 1927-1930. 

Overall crazing to glaze, typical for this ware. Rim with a few losses to enamels. 

Rim rise: 1", Diameter 9".

Clarice Cliff's enormously popular "Bizarre" ware line aligns perfectly with many features considered typical of the Art Deco period: this is a simple object, decorated with geometric motifs, in a strong palette of limited colors. In this case, the colors of blue, green, off-white and warm-black, are all rhythmically applied to the surface, with the use of orange as the main, featured hue. Many fine Art Deco objects attempt to convey a sense of movement - here, that is created by the repeating elements. 

 

From a New York private collection.