An extremely rare, large flower tray by J M Blashfield. Although not stamped this flower tray is illustrated in ' Selection Of Vases, Statues, Busts, &c., From Terracottas. / By J M Blashfield ' published in 1857. Design number 464 entitled ' Flower Tray '
I have been dealing for 22 years and this is the first time that I have seen this model.
John Marriott Blashfield had a manufactory in Millwall,with a sales outlet at No. 1 Praed Street, Edgware Road, London, but moved to Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1859, to be nearer the clay-beds. He won medals for Terra Cotta, in the glass and pottery and architectural object classes at the International Exhibition in 1862 and a silver medal at the Paris International Exhibition of 1867. One of the most important commissions with which he was involved was supplying architectural terracotta for the decoration of the new Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but this undertaking stretched his resources too far and by 1874 the Stamford Terracotta Company works, machinery as well as models and moulds were for sale; it finally closed in 1875.
English circa 1860
H 21" x W 35" x D 15" width of box section 30"
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