Tube-Lined Crown Ducal by Charlotte Rhead

3321 - Granada
Tube-lining: Danube blue
Enamels: Pink, blue & mauve
Lustres: Bronze & light brown
Glaze: Brown mottle
Frequency Ranking: 35/50
Design Date: End 1933
Production Period: 1934 - 1935
Pattern Name: The name Granada is recorded in the pattern book and also mentioned in trade journals of the period.

Pattern 3321 Granada
Granada has a production history very similar to Primula with the number of examples seen about the same. The tube-liners who worked on it, and the distribution between period 1 to period 2 pieces are also virtually identical.

The design and colours shown in the pattern books do not tally with the examples seen. The leaf pairs that we see today in bronze and brown lustre were originally  intended to be dark brown lustre and green. A variation has been seen with only blue and mauve enamels and with a grey mottled glaze so perhaps an example of the original design is waiting to be discovered.
References of the period:
Pottery Gazette and Glass Trades Review, February 1934 page 185

Finally, there are included in the new samples of this house many fine creations in ornamental wares, and particularly in vases, bowls and other items, the work of Miss Charlotte Rhead. A number of these treatments will be marketed under the name of “Rhodian” ware; another, which has for its theme a fruit pattern on a stone-blue and grey ground, with blue at the bottom shading off to stone-grey at the top, will be styled the “Granada.” There is also and interesting decorative treatment known as the “Primula,” which has a green g round overlaid with flowers of that particular species from which the name is derived.

The photograph come from Pottery Gazette and Glass Trades Review, Crown Ducal advertisement in January, February and March 1935 issues.
Granada vase shape 112
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