Cactus teapot design by Paul Cardew, South West ceramics
Cactus Teapot… this is a very early Cardew design and regarded as rare. It has an iridescent lustre over-glaze and is a large teapot .In the mid 2000's this teapot has brought around £800 in auction, and considerably more retail!
It comes from a private collection and is in very good condition, and the usual age related fine crazing . The vulture varies slightly from pot to pot, all very scarce. Back-stamp : Sunshine Ceramics 1987 made in England. (See: Bramah collection p 307)
SIZE : 10 inches high
Produced during the first period of Paul Cardew at Sunshine Ceramics studio...1970's. There are some minor variations of this pot...all are rarely found. Mark: 121 in gilt