This is a cup & saucer duo in the rarely seen, hand painted "PINE GROVE" Pattern by the renowned Art Deco designer Clarice Cliff. This piece dates to the late Bizarre period, Circa 1935.
The Pine Grove Pattern was Newport pattern 6449, having boldly drawn black, blue and green fir trees with orange/red trunks, the whole design then covered in thin grey, blue & green bands.
This pattern is rarely seen but has the distinctive "Clarice" look of the early Bizarre pieces.
The cup has the Bizarre black printed stamp on the base and the saucer has the Wilkinson's honey-glaze mark, all fully documented in the book ; Clarice Cliff The Bizarre Affair, written by Leonard Griffin and Louis K. and Susan Pear Meisel, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, in 1988.
Overall a very striking early and genuine piece by this fantastic Art Deco designer.
Internal Ref: P 1869
Height = 6 cm (2.4")
Width = 14.3 cm (5.6")
Depth = 14.3 cm (5.6")
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SKU: P 1869