This delightful ceramic flower basket is decorated around the border with a garland of thistles on a cream ribbed base which has been covered in a glossy pale green glaze.. It was made by Govancroft Pottery in Glasgow and dates from the 1940s.
Govancroft was founded by James Buchanan in 1911 in the east end of Glasgow. Until 1946 the pottery made utilitarian stoneware including whisky flagons, hot water bottles, storage jars etc. and was said to have had the majority of the jam jar market. From 1946 they extended the product range to include pitchers, jugs and baskets. A range of tourist ware in purple and green, called Highland Ware, was also made. Seen most often are opalescent glazed, mottled or spatter-ware jugs in various forms and brightly coloured items, so our pale green basket is a rarer find.
10.25" | 260mm long x 6" | 150mm high
Some water marks inside the basket.
A pretty piece in excellent vintage condition.
Backstamp includes maker's mark in use 1913-1949.
All our items are pre-owned and vintage and may therefore show signs of use and wear and will not be dishwasher proof.