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These are 1st Edition 1934, so they would have been produced for the Exhibition and not produced from a later order.
Attracting considerable press, and filling the china halls of Harrods in November 1934, the event was opened by Royal College of Art principal Sir William Rotherstein, in the company of Harrods chairman and managing director Sir Woodham Burbidge. Well received by both trade and press, the exhibition was favorably reviewed by over 30 newspapers and periodicals, including most of the national daily's.
The Times was to describe the event as 'amazing in its vividness and beauty' and with the submitting artists reading like a Who's Who of British talent, the displayed patterns ranged from Old English rustic to the most modern of linear designs.
In an extraordinary marketing ploy, all the earthenware (produced by Wilkinson's) was to include Clarice Cliffs name, alongside that of the artist, claiming the wares used to be part of the Bizarre range. This was to include, rather confusingly, the special shapes designed by Dame Laura Knight, DBE, ARA, for her showstopper Circus pattern. Produced as a complete table service, with matching glassware, each piece shows different circus themes which include seals, horses, acrobats and tightrope walkers, linked by a recurring clown motif. The design was to feature centrally in the exhibition and included specially shaped tureens, jugs and a teapot. Crowning the display was a Circus lamp base, 19" high, composed of clowns forming a human tower, supporting five female acrobats. Again, the backstamp claimed it to be produced in Bizarre by Clarice Cliff.
|Height||12.00 cm||(4.72 inches)|
|Width||14.00 cm||(5.51 inches)|
Gazelles of Lyndhurst