Eric Ravilious and Arnold Machin for Wedgwood - a ceramic model of a bull, decorated with the signs of the zodiac, stamped 'Wedgwood Barlaston England' to base, 40cm long. Provenance: By descent from Douglas Shepherd (1922-1989), a designer and architect working on public houses for the brewery firm Ind Coope. He was heavily influenced by and was a serious collector of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau, including leading designers and artists such as Charles Ashlee and Jessie M King. He assembled a large collection from the 1950s to 1970s. His book collection was subsequently sold through Sotherby’s and in 2013 his magnificent silver collection by Archibald Knox and others was sold through these rooms.
Sold for £150
Please note: it has been suggested to us that contrary to popular opinion the bull was designed solely by Arnold Machin.
Some minor scratching but otherwise in good condition.
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Auction: East Anglian, Fine Art & Antiques Sale, Tue, 27th Sep 2022
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