Crowan Pottery pin tray (7cm diam)

 

Home

Harry Davis

May Davis

Gallery of Pots

Crowan Pottery
    Apprentices
    About Prices
Crewenna
   2013 Fire
Nina Davis
Publications
Lecture Tours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phil Oliver

12 November 2013

 

             Harry and May Davis Pottery

 
 

Gallery

We show here some examples of the work of Harry and May Davis. Most were made at Crowan Pottery in Cornwall. Others come from their Crewenna Pottery in New Zealand. The CP pottery marks are the same and it is not always easy to tell the difference.

There are a lot of images to open, so you may have to be patient if you have a slow connection!

Coffee pot

19.5cm high.
Stoneware with an interesting tenmoku wax resist decoration over a beige/grey celadon glaze.


Photograph - Andrew Leppard

Coffee cup and saucer

Cup 5cm high and saucer 11.5cm diam.
Stoneware, grey celadon glaze with iron brush decoration.


Photograph - Jay Underwood

Serving dish

22.9cm diam. and 10.1cm high.
Stoneware with tenmoku brushed decoration over a pale celadon glaze. Recently purchased by a friend from Barbara Kirk Auctions, Penzance.

Photograph - Phil Oliver

Dessert plate

17.7cm diam.
Stoneware, wax resist iron decoration on a grey to olive celadon base glaze..

Photograph - Amanda Harris

16 Piece Coffee Set

Coffee pot approx. 18cm high.
Stoneware, with a light grey celadon base glaze and wax resist tenmoku  decoration.

Photograph - Roger Stewart

Large Stoneware Footed Bowl

At 34cm diam. this is the largest Crowan bowl we have seen. Stoneware with rich tenmoku glazed over a kaki base with wax resist banding and a river pattern.

Stoneware Jug

Approx. 14cm high.
Grey celadon base glaze with iron wax resist decoration of an unusual fish motif (repeated three times) between horizontal bands.

Photograph - Martin Browne

Tea pot

Stoneware - 16.5cm high (to top of handle).
Cobalt blue brushwork decoration on a grey-white celadon body.


Photograph - Anthony Wigg

Click to see larger image of this tea set

Tea set

Stoneware
Teapot - 11cm high and 22cm from spout to handle.
Wax resist decoration in  tenmoku over a grey celadon body.


Photograph - Mick Davey

Click to see a larger image

Vinaigrette bottles

15.5cm high.
Very fine stoneware with a classical celadon glaze. These are a superb example of Harry Davis' skills.

Photograph - Vincent Seymour

Click to see a larger image

Dinner plate

23.0cm diam.
Stoneware, in an off-white base glaze with a wide band of iron decoration around the rim showing three very unusual wax-resist turtles.

Photograph - Richard Smith

Click to see a larger image

Tea pot

Stoneware - 18.4cm high (to top of handle).
Wax resist decoration in copper-like lustre tenmoku over a grey celadon body.


Photograph - Richard Smith

Serving dish

23cm diam. and 11.4cm high.
Stoneware with cobalt blue brushed decoration over grey celadon glaze. From the collection of Alistair Hawtin (author of 'A Guide to Collecting Studio Pottery').

Photograph - Karen Griffiths

Click to see a larger image

Lidded serving dish

23cm diam. and 11.7cm high.
Stoneware with tenmoku brushwork decoration over a mottled green-brown glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Click to see a larger image

Teacup, saucer and tea plate

Cup 9cm diam. (excluding handle) 6.5cm high.
Saucer 13.8cm diam. Plate 17.5cm diam.
Stoneware with same decoration as above.
 

Private collection, Cornwall
 

Click to see a larger image of this bowl

Stoneware bowl (12")

Approx. 30cm diam. and 10cm high.
Seen at a well known Cornish Auction House.
Iron wax resist decoration over an off-white celadon glaze, both inside and out.

Photograph - Phil Oliver

Sauce bottle

Cobalt brushwork on an off-white celadon glaze. We have only seen one bottle with 'Sauce' written on it.


Photograph - Richard Smith

Lidded jug (  pint)

Wax resist iron decoration over off-white celadon glaze.


Private collection - Cornwall

Porcelain coffee Set

Translucent porcelain with intricate incised decoration and pale green celadon glaze.


Private collection - Cornwall

Stoneware bowl (12")

Approx. 30cm diam. and 10cm high.
Iron wax resist decoration over an off-white celadon glaze, both inside and out.

Photograph - Martyn Keeping

Another 12" bowl

Approx. 31.0cm diam. and 10.5cm high.
Iron brushwork decoration over a grey celadon glaze, both inside and out.

Photograph - Neil and Sue Greenhalf

Celadon part coffee set

Pot 15cm high.
Stoneware with dark green celadon glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Vinaigrette bottles

Approx. 14cm high.
Stoneware, with a light coloured celadon base glaze, and beautiful tenmoku decoration.

Photograph - Roger Stewart

Click to see a larger image

Celadon bowl

21cm across and 6cm high.
Stoneware with celadon glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Click to see more detail of this spectacular bowl

10" Stoneware bowl

Approx. 26.5cm diam. and 7.6cm high.
Tenmoku over celadon glazes and wax resist large fish decoration, both inside and outside.

Photograph - Jan O'Highway

Click to see larger image

Butter dish

Dish and cover 7cm high. Dish 14cm diam.
Stoneware with iron over grey celadon glazes and wax resist brushwork.

Photograph - Neil and Sue Greenhalf

 

Click to see larger version of photo. Courtesy of Nigel Hills

Lidded dish

Stoneware - 15cm across.
Wax resist decoration. Probably from Crewenna.



Photograph - Nigel Hills

Click to see larger version of photo. Courtesy of D.F. Cox.

Tea pot

Stoneware - 17cm high and 20cm diam.
Bamboo handle secured with copper rings. Iron brushwork over olive celadon.



Photograph - D.F.Cox

Click to see larger version of photo. Courtesy of Richard Smith.

Footed bowl

Stoneware - 12.5cm diam.
Cobalt brushwork on pale grey celadon.
Probably made at Crewenna as it was obtained in New Zealand.


Photograph - Richard Smith

Click to see the rest of the 'panorama'

Mug

Approx. 6.8cm high.
Stoneware, grey celadon glaze, with a band of cobalt blue hand painted decoration around the exterior depicting a continuous scene of rocks, waves, a fishing boat and a large fish being hooked.

 

Click to see more of this tea pot

Tea pot

Stoneware - 18.4cm high (to top of handle).
Wax resist decoration to either side in tenmoku over a grey celadon body.

 

Click to see more of this tea pot

Tea pot

15.25cm high to the top of the handle.
Stoneware in green celadon.

 

Photograph - Sandy Sheridan

Click to see more detail of this bowl

Stoneware footed bowl

Approx. 15.9cm diam. and 7.0cm high.
Iron glaze wax resist decoration outside, plain celadon inside.

Photograph - Sandy Sheridan

Click to see more of this coffee pot

Coffee or tea pot

Stoneware - 13.5cm high.
Cobalt brushwork decoration on a mushroom celadon base glaze.

Photograph - Mark Birch

Crewenna cider flagon

Stoneware - 41cm high.

 

Photograph -  Tim Caulton, New Zealand

 

 

Porcelain tea or coffee pot

16.5cm high.
Pale celadon glaze with cut sided decoration.
 

Photograph -  Brian Page

Teacup and saucer

Cup 9cm diam. (excluding handle) 6.5cm high.
Saucer 14cm diam.
Porcelain with pale celadon glaze and cut sided decoration.

Photograph - Michael Harris



Click to see larger photo.

Soup bowls

These came with a variety of saucers, lids and decoration, as shown, and were between 13 and 14cm diam.

Some had handles, but not all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea set for two (10 piece)

Stoneware with cobalt brushwork of a stylised swan on a grey celadon base glaze.


Photograph - Colin Knowles

Stoneware jug

Approx. 20.5cm high.
Wax resist decoration.

 

Photograph - Adam Harras

Teapot

Stoneware - 12cm high (excluding handle)
Incised decoration and olive celadon glaze.

Photograph - Michael Harris

Crewenna dish

Stoneware - 16inch (40.6cm) diam.
Wax resist decoration over a brown glaze.

Photograph - Courtesy of Ceramic Review (109, 1988)

Stoneware (porridge) bowl

16cm across.
Beautiful painted iron wash decoration over a mottled brown glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Crewenna cruet

Salt and pepper pots.
Salt 9.0cm high.
Pepper 6.5cm high.

 

Private collection, Cornwall

Lidded jug (1 pint)

14.0cm high.
Stoneware with superb tenmoku wax resist decoration over a celadon glaze.
 

Private collection, Cornwall

 

Stoneware tankard

Approx. 14cm high.
Painted cobalt decoration on a pale celadon glaze.


Photograph - Karl and Alison Powell

Cup, saucer and tea plate

Cup - 6.6cm high and 9.0cm rim diam.
Saucer - 13.6cm diam.
Plate - 17.8cm diam.
Fine stoneware, wax resist iron glaze decoration over a pale grey body.

Porcelain plate

Celadon glaze with incised decoration.


Photograph - Karl and Alison Powell

Coffee cup and saucer

Cup 5.3cm high.
Saucer 11.5cm diam.
Stoneware with tenmoku  iron glaze. Outside of cup has a running glaze decoration.


Photograph - Karl and Alison Powell

Stoneware jug

Approx. 16.5cm high and 12.7cm at its widest.
Wax resist decoration.

Oil and vinegar bottles

Approx. 12cm high .
Stoneware with light grey glaze and cobalt blue brushwork decoration.

 

Private Collection, USA

 

Cruet set on platter

Stoneware salt, pepper and mustard pots about 5.5cm high, on matching cruet platter.
Tenmoku glaze.

Stoneware teapot

Approx. 10.5cm high to the lid and 16cm including the handle.
Stoneware with cane handle. Light grey glaze with cobalt blue brushwork.

 

Stoneware teapot

Approx. 14.5cm high to the lid and 20.5cm including the handle.
Stoneware with cane handle. Light grey glaze with iron brushwork.

Stoneware tankard

Approx. 14cm high.
Tenmoku wax resist over a celadon glaze.
Probably made at Crewenna Pottery as it was 'found' in Australia.

 


Photograph - Richard Smith

 

Stoneware (8inch) bowl

Iron wash over a wax resist cream base glaze.

Private Collection, USA

Early morning tea set (6 pieces)

Teapot - 10.2cm high
Stoneware with celadon glaze.

Private Collection, USA

 

Casserole dish

Approx.13.3cm high and 21.6cm wide.
Stoneware with wax resist iron decoration.
Possibly made at Crewenna Pottery.

Private Collection, USA

 

Tea pot and 4 large cups

Stoneware with celadon glaze and fluted decoration.

Private Collection, USA

 

Storage jar

Approx. 16cm high.
Stoneware with ground fitted lid.
Wax resist decoration.

Private Collection, USA

 


Egg cup

Stoneware with iron glaze on pale grey, wax resist decoration.


Photograph - Sue Brown

 


Mustard pot and spoon

5.7cm high.
Stoneware with similar iron glaze on pale grey, wax resist decoration.


Photograph - Sue Brown

 

Mustard pot and spoon

Stoneware with iron glaze on grey, wax resist decoration.
 

Private Collection, USA

 

Click to see whole cruet set

Mustard pot and spoon
Different lid design.

5.5cm high.
Stoneware with black glaze on grey, wax resist decoration .

Private collection, Cornwall

 

Mustard pot and spoon

7cm high.
Stoneware in 'plain' tenmoku glaze.


Photograph - Martyn Keeping

Coffee pot

20cm high x 20.5cm from handle to spout, and 8.0cm base diam.
Tenmoku (or iron) glaze.

 

 

Stoneware mugs

Plain celadon, plain tenmoku and one with wax resist tenmoku over celadon decoration.
 

Private Collection, USA
 

 

 

Porcelain lidded jug (1 pint)

13.5cm high.
Porcelain with celadon glaze and cut sided decoration.
Has the impressed 'P.' mark as shown below. We have only seen this mark on Crowan porcelain.

Private collection, Cornwall

Stoneware plate

Approx. 26cm diam.
Celadon glaze with wax resist tenmoku decoration.

 

Private collection, Cornwall

 

Stoneware teapot

One pint with a cane handle.
Wax resist iron brown decoration.
 

Private collection, Cornwall

Stoneware (porridge) bowl

Approx. 16cm across.
Cobalt blue and brown brush decoration on a cream glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Stoneware bowl

Cut sided bowl with tenmoku decoration.

Private collection, Cornwall

Large tankard

14cm high and 11cm base diam.
Beautiful 1 pint stoneware tankard with brush decoration in cobalt blue on a grey celadon glaze.


Photograph - Martyn Keeping

Stoneware jug

31cm high.
Decorated with iron painted fish on a celadon glaze.

Made at Crewenna Pottery, as it has a painted glaze mark (C21) and a body mixture mark (59). This type of numbering system was not used at Crowan.

Decorated bowl

4.15cm high and 7.62cm diam.
Stoneware body covered in a pale grey speckled glaze with a cobalt blue painted design to the outside.

Stoneware jug

Approx. 16.5cm high and 11.4cm at its widest.
Pale grey and blue glazes with wax resist decoration.

Stoneware bowl

7.4cm high and 14.7cm diam.
Straw coloured glaze with incised decoration.

Coffee pot

Approx. 20cm high.
Stoneware with beautiful decoration.
 

Private collection, Cornwall

Pin trays

6.4cm diam. and 2.3cm high.
Stoneware with cobalt painted decoration on a grey celadon glaze.

Lidded preserve pot

10cm high.
Stoneware with  celadon base glaze and beautiful tenmoku wax resist decoration.
Spoon hole in the main body.


Photograph - David Kirk

Large lidded preserve pot

Stoneware with wax resist decoration (fish?).
Spoon hole in the lid.

Private collection, Cornwall

Large lidded preserve pot (1lb)

9.5cm high.
Stoneware with plain celadon glaze.
 

Small preserve pot

Approx. 7.6cm diam. Stoneware.
Grey celadon glaze with cobalt brushwork decoration.
Spoon hole in the main body.

 

 

 

Cream jug with saucer

Jug 7.0cm high, saucer 11.4cm diam.
Stoneware with cobalt painted decoration on a cream glaze.

 

Breakfast cup and saucer

Cup 10.2cm high.
Saucer 15.9cm diam.
Stoneware with tenmoku over celadon glazes and wax resist decoration.

 

Footed stoneware bowl

4.0cm high and 8.7cm diam.
Decorated in a brown/khaki iron resist glaze on a light grey underglaze.

Stoneware plate

26cm diam.
Pale grey glaze with dark/rust-red circular decoration.

 

 

Porcelain cut-sided bowl

8.9cm diam.
Light celadon glaze.

Milk jug

6.7cm high.
Stoneware with grey speckled glaze with tenmoku brushwork design decorating both sides.

Tea or coffee pot (1 pint)

Approx 14.0cm high.
Stoneware with grey speckled glaze with tenmoku brushwork design.
Unusual flat lid gives quite an oriental look.

Coffee cups and saucers

Cups - 7.0cm diam. and 5.5cm high.
Saucers - 11.5cm diam. and 2.0cm high.
Celadon glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Cruet set

Salt, pepper and mustard pot.
All 5cm high.
Lustrous grey/brown glaze with super brushwork.

 

Breakfast cup

9cm high.
Tenmoku over celadon glazes with wax resist decoration.

Pin tray

Approx. 6.8cm wide.
Iron painted decoration of a small sailing dinghy.

Footed (porridge) bowl

15.9cm diam. and 7.0cm high.
Stoneware with a pale grey glaze covered by metallic lustrous brown glaze and wax resist pattern.

 

Ramekin or egg baker

10.5cm diam. excluding handle.
Stoneware, outside decorated with fused iron oxide over wax resist brushwork, and green celadon interior glaze.

Private collection, Cornwall

Pin tray

Approx. 6.8cm wide.
Wax resist tenmoku decoration.

Private collection, Cornwall

Milk jug

Stoneware with celadon glaze and tenmoku brushwork decorating both sides.

Oil bottle

Approx. 12cm high .
Stoneware with celadon glaze and tenmoku brushwork decoration.