China & Silverware
Vintage mid century Denby stoneware serving dishes, pattern Greenwheat. Signed A. Colledge ( Albert ).
The two larger dishes measurements are 8.5 inches in length x 5.75 inches in width x 1.5 inches in depth.
The smaller dish measurement is 5 inches in length x 4 inches in width x 1.5 inches in depth.
These come in fantastic condition with no chips, scratches or cracks.
Clearly marked and signed on bottom of all three dishes - Denby made in england - A. Colledge.
Albert Colledge was born in 1891 and began work at Denby when he was thirteen, as a caster. He attended evening classes to improve his education, and had obvious artistic talent from this early age. When war broke out in 1914 he enlisted; and returned to Denby Pottery when the war ended. By 1923 he was in charge of the Pottery's decorating department, and he remained with Denby until 1963 when he retired at the age of 72. He died in 1972.
Albert Colledge's contribution to Denby was huge, and his immense level of skill and knowledge, and high standards were admired by everyone who worked at Denby. One of his later and very popular patterns was Greenwheat, designed in 1956 and produced until around 1976.
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