Wedgwood Black Glazed Taurus the Bull - designed by Arnold Machin - Eric Fraser / Eric Ravilious Genre - For Sale

Wedgwood Black Glazed Taurus the Bull - designed by Arnold Machin - Eric Fraser / Eric Ravilious Genre
Price: $599.00
Wedgwood Black Glazed Taurus the Bull - designed by Arnold Machin - Eric Fraser / Eric Ravilious Genre

A 1975 Wedgwood Black Glazed model of Taurus The Bull - designed by Arnold Machin

Superbly decorated with gold Zodiac motifs

Measures 14.75 inches (37.5cm) length & 6 inches (15cm) height approx

Excellent Condition

Circa : 1960s - 1970's

Impressed Wedgwood Mark - BB9A - A

Arnold Machin - Eric Fraser / Eric Ravilious Genre

Taurus the Bull' by Arnold Machin, for the Wedgwood Company, Stoke-on-Trent. Originally designed c. 1945. The Earthenware with
hand-coloured printed transfer decoration; Widely-considered to be the first 'Contemporary' style
ceramic to be produced in Britain, Arnold Machin's 'Taurus the Bull', designed for the Wedgwood company
at Barlaston, continues to astonish by its sheer modernity. Variously-called 'Ferdinand the Bull' and 'The
Zodiac Bull', the astrological symbols that cover him were designed by Eric Fraser (arguably). There was also a black
basalt version without the decoration; rarer is the floral-pattered edition, both of which use Machin's original
form. First exhibited at the 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition of 1946, it was suitably feted in the 1947 volume
of 'Designers in Britain'. Machin's design spearheaded the drive towards the Contemporary in all aspects
of British ceramic production, with companies such as Poole and Hornsea employing young designers
such as A.B. Read and John Clappison in the 1950s.

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Tony Sammut
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