Shorter & Son Vase
Shorter and Son were a Staffordshire based firm who were operational from c. 1900 to 1964 when they became a subsidiary of Crown Devon. This classically styled vase obviously has stylistic qualities of the finer work produced by Wedgwood and the campana form popularised by the more famous company was used by various other firms based in the Potteries.
This version by Shorter & Son has a square base but shares some of the elegance of other cream or white glazed pieces made in the 1960s by British companies.
In good condition with no chips or cracks. Could take a bunch of fat roses, peonies or dahlias or, as here, the airy lightness of some alchemilla mollis.
Diameter (at rim): 12.3cm