An apple green, lustreware, trumpet vase from New Hall Pottery. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an attractive, bright apple green, lustreware trumpet vase from the 1930s or 1940s. It's a design by Lucien Boullemier and made by the New Hall Pottery for their Boumier Ware range.
It's a well-proportioned vase with an elegant, flared shape and hand-painted decoration over a transfer print. Gold-coloured highlights pick out the rim and base.
Lucien Boullemier was well known for his lustreware from his time at Malings pottery. He moved to New Hall in 1936 to put his name to their Boumier Ware range of lustreware. Lustreware refers to the iridescent, metallic over-glaze, which reflects light with a sheen similar to mother of pearl. The effect is produced by the reaction of metal oxides in the glaze during a second, lower-temperature firing in a special kiln.
Prior to his career as a designer of ceramics, Lucien was a successful professional footballer in the English First and Second divisions. His switch of careers was understandable, given that his father was Antonin Boullemier. Antonin studied in Paris and was a highly-regarded artist at Sevres and then Minton, after his emigration to England. And when Lucien was working at Malings, he was joined by his son, Lucien George.
Who made it and when?
It was made by New Hall Pottery from Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. The maker's mark on the base was in use from 1936 and reads:
- new hall
- hanley england
- boumier ware
- Lucien Boullemier
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- Some wear on the gold-coloured rim
- No chips or cracks
What are the measurements?
- 20.5cm high (10 inches)
- 13.5 rim diameter (about 5.25 inches)
- 445 grams
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