Ceramic candlestick

In 1865, Edwin Beer Fishley inherited the Fishley pottery, which his grandfather George Fishley had established at Fremington, North Devon in 1811. As well as carrying on the Fishley traditions using earthenware and slip decoration, Edwin Beer responded to the popular Art Pottery aesthetics of the time.
On this brown earthenware candlestick, one of a pair, Fishley has used cream clip (thin clay) to apply the decoration.
Edwin Beer Fishley was much admired by the Studio Potters Michael Cardew, Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. Leach and Hamada called him ‘the Last Peasant Potter’.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
67/1928/6
Collection Class
British ceramics
Material
earthenware | | | |
Common Name
ceramic candlestick
Simple Name
candlestick
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town
Fremington
Production County
N. Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
Edwin Beer
Production Person Surname
Fishley
Production Year Low
1880
Production Year High
1900

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