Colin Melbourne wall sconce Beswick 1400 England 1950s

Colin Melbourne wall sconce Beswick 1400 England 1950s

Code: C486

Dimensions:

H: 18.5cm (7.3")

£100.00 plus postage Approx $126.74, €117.1, ¥20000
 

Colin Melbourne wall sconce, No. 1400 Beswick, England. Factory markes and model number to base. Signed.

Excellent condition. No damage.

Colin Melbourne (1928-2009) studied at Burslem School of Art before going on to work for Wedgwood in Stoke. He later studied at the Royal College of Art before becoming a freelance ceramics designer. He is best know for the freeform, modernist vessels and animal figures he designed for Beswick in the 1950s. He later went on to work at North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now Staffordshire University) where he was Dean of Arts. His work stands out as amongst the most innovative and forward looking in Britain in the post-war era.