Little known Dolly Cliff, sister of Clarice

You might be forgiven for thinking these are art deco designs by Clarice Cliff, and as they are marked AJ Wilkinson, where Clarice was apprenticed at the age of 17 years, then the assumption would be understandable.   It was only after careful research that I realised this wasn’t the case at all.  Clarice went on to be very famous and of course she married the boss at Wilkinsons, Colley Shorter.  But at the time she joined the factory, her elder sister Dolly was actually Artistic director and this is one of the patterns, referred to simply as “Oranges” attributed to Dolly.

It certainly seems that a design flair ran in the family and this is one of my favourite patterns.   Another one that I wish I’d kept a little of for my own collection but I do so love to share the joy.  For some other art deco pieces, take a look at www.antikseramika, or my ebay shop or you can like my facebook page



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