1953 (made)

Eileen Lewenstein

Height: 5.9 cm, Diameter: 6.5 cm, Width: 8.4 cm

C.91-2012 CER

Mug, tin-glazed earthenware, Eileen Lewenstein and Brigitte Appleby, Briglin Pottery, 1953.

Small tin-glazed earthenware mug of conical form, painted in blue with BRIGLIN 1953 decorated on each side with a small square of pale green glaze painted with a red-brown rectangular design containing a black eight-pointed star.

Founded in April 1948 by Brigitte Appleby (nee Goldsmith, b.1926) and Eileen Mawson (b.1925), the Briglin pottery was a significant production pottery during the postwar period. based in Baker Street, and later Crawford Street, the pottery aimed to produce useful but decorative domestic earthenware. The pottery closed in 1990. Influenced by Scandinavian modernism, Briglin earthenware had a white tin glaze finish with oxide decoration. This fully dated example showcases the pottery's signature use of tin glaze rather than the stoneware that was more typical of potteries of this type.

Given by Jennifer Opie

Location: In Storage

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