Tortoiseshell

Dates produced

1973-1982

Designer

Michael Harris

Examples

Tortoiseshell inside-out vase, 9.5 cm high

This inside-out vase, which is 9.5 cm high, shows the earliest colourway of Tortoiseshell. It has a coachbolt pontil mark, indicating it was made in the second half of 1973. This item was released from the IOWSG archive in December 2010.


Tortoiseshell heavy pot vase, 7.5 cm high, 8.9 cm diameter

A heavy pot vase, 7.5 cm high and 8.9 cm in diameter, again in the earliest colourway of Tortoiseshell. It has a coachbolt pontil mark. This piece is much rarer than the inside-out vase.


Tortoiseshell fish, 25.5 cm long, 5.5 cm high

This fish is said to be made in 1974 and also shows the early colourway of Tortoiseshell. It is 25.5 cm long measured round the curve and 5.5 cm high.


Tortoiseshell bell vase, 14 cm high

This bell vase shows the more typical colourway for Tortoiseshell used from 1974 onwards. It is 14 cm high.


Tortoiseshell globe vase, 14 cm diameter

Tortoiseshell globe vase, 14 cm diameter, 13 cm high.


Tortoiseshell attenuated bottles, 36 and 40 cm tall

Tortoiseshell attenuated bottles, 36 and 40 cm tall. Image courtesy of Mike Collinson.


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