3162 A Doulton Burslem pottery stick stand, late 19th Century, the tapering body and flared neck decorated with ascending stylized flowers and leaves on a cream and dark blue ground, brown printed maker's mark to base.

3142 A pair of C.H. Brannam Barum pottery vases, late 19th/early 20th Century, each ovoid body covered in a high fired orange glaze and with three applied angular handles, indistinct impressed marks 'C.H. Brannam Barum N. Devon' to bases.

The Arts and Crafts movement flourished in Britain between the years of 1880-1910. It was seen as as much of a social movement as it was an arts movement as it represented a break from what was going on in the design industry.

3157 An S. Hancock & Sons Morrisware circular bowl, late 19th/early 20th Century, designed by George Cartlidge, the interior decorated with scrolling green foliage issuing stylized purple flowerheads, green printed factory mark and painted 'C77-1' to base.

3151 A Lovatts Langley Ware art pottery bottle vase, late 19th/early 20th Century, the bulbous body and neck incised with blue and brown shapes on a cream ground, applied with a pair of angular handles, impressed factory mark to base.

The style was not influenced by the past or from the machine made products of the industrial revolution. Instead, Arts and Crafts championed traditional craftsmanship and a move away from the mass-produced.

The prominent figures in the movement were theorist John Ruskin and the designer William Morris. The movement was inspired by the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, which was founded in 1887.

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 13.32.22 Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society poster by Walter Crane, 1890
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The movement spread across Europe and reached America and Japan, with folk art being inspired by the concept. During the 1880s, Morris reached international fame for his designs.

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