|Jardiniere and stand by Grimwade, in
the form of a nautilus shell supported by a dolphin.
I'm sorry, I am not an expert on the subject of
the Grimwade potteries and cannot help with queries about tableware.
I have simply published this picture for the
interest of those researching the history of Grimwade. The item was made
at period when there was much experiment with lustre techniques and the
inside surface of the nautilus shell has the colour and irridescence of
a natural shell.
The naturalistic use of lustre and the restrained
colour scheme make it a very pleasing example.
The base does not have a company stamp. The lower
picture shows the applied registered design stamp (from which the piece
was identified) and the scrawled initials "W.M". The
initials seem to bear a relationship to the pottery signatures of
William Moorcroft but I have not been able to find any evidence that
Moorcroft worked with the Grimwades.