~ 1919 Royal Worcester Harry Stinton Highland Cattle Baluster Vase ~
Painted by Worcester most collected artist, the vase has two hand painted panels. The main front one is a pair of Highland cattle on a Scottish moorland. The smaller one on the reverse is the head of a Highland cattle poking out of the mist. Both the neck and base are finished in gilt work.
It bears the Royal Worcester puce back stamp along with the three dots and star date code for 1919. It also has a pattern number of 302 over an ‘H’.
It is signed by the artist to the lower right of the main panel.
~ Harry Stinton (1883-1968) ~
Harry was the son of John Stinton Junior and the nephew of James Stinton. He was born in 1883 and he suffered from many childhood illnesses that meant frequent hospital visits and long admissions.
In 1896, Harry began work at the Worcester factory and studied under his father.
He learned to produce the same highland cattle scenes, although he guided his palette more to the purples and autumnal tints to differentiate them from his fathers work.
He appears to have benefited from the experience, as he grew into an imposing figure that many people likened to his father and to the Highland cattle that they both painted.
Harry was a keen fisherman and would spend much of his time with Harry Davis though both he and his father were generally regarded as loners.
A great exhibitor Harry won several medals from the National Art School and went on to become a greatly respected water-colourist.
He won several awards for his pictures; which covered many pastoral scenes of sheep, gamebirds and plain landscapes as well as his highland cattle scenes.
~ Condition ~
The vase is in excellent condition, free from cracks, chips and restoration.
~ Dimensions ~
The vase is 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) tall with a maximum diameter of 10 cm (4 inches).