Caddy and Cover

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Caddy and Cover, 1925. In shape no. 362. High-fired, non-vitreous ceramic with a flambe glaze. Leadless sang-de-boeuf [beef blood] glaze with spots of green. Maker: Ruskin Pottery, Designer: William Howson Taylor (d. 1935). In 1898, William Howson Taylor's father, Edward Richard Taylor, the Principal at the Birmingham School of Art, founded The Ruskin Pottery, named after the artist John Ruskin whose teachings and philosophy Taylor so admired. William took over the pottery in 1912. The company experimented with glazes, producing results that were quite different from anything seen before. The recipes for the glazes were kept secret, and when William Howson Taylor died in 1935 the recipes went to the grave with him.

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