Unique round bulbous ball vase with a pedestal base by Maling of Newcastle, England. See NOTE below. Based on the hallmark on the bottom, this piece was produced somewhere between the 1920s to 1963 when the factory closed.
The pattern features a cream colored background with light and dark brown and greens for the stems and leaves on the pink, yellow, tan and orange/red florals. There are birds on either side of the two clusters of flowers. The base has a spray of pink, red and tan flowers on either side.
Hallmarked on the bottom MALING ESTD 1762 NEWCASTLE ON TYNE ENGLAND and a castle all in brown.
Measures 6 1/2" high. Base has a 4" diameter. Top is about 4 1/3" wide at widest point.
In nice antique condition with light crazing and a hairline crack on the top/rim - see photos for detail. Item's price reflects antique/vintage condition.
Maling Pottery was founded at North Hylton near Sunderland in 1762, and transferred to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1817. After many years of production, the company closed in 1963. It had produced over 16,500 patterns from simple kitchen wares such as pudding basins to highly ornate pieces for display in well-to-do homes.
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