Hornsea 'Heirloom' butter dish with lid
Heirloom was designed by John Clappison (1937-2013) for Hornsea and introduced in 1967. This butter dish is in the Autumn (brown and black) colourway the others available being Midnight (dark blue and black) and Lakeland (moss green and black). It has a ceramic lid and handle (unlike the storage containers which had close fitting polished wood lids).
Clappison had joined Hornsea from the Hull Regional College of Arts and Crafts in the early 1950s and the pottery arranged for him to spend a year at the Royal College of Art in 1957 after which he was appointed Hornsea's chief designer. He introduced many of the pottery's most distinctive patterns such as Bronte, Heirloom and Saffron - designs which made the most of the limited resources of the coastal Yorkshire pottery competing against the bigger companies of the Staffordshire potteries.
- Height approx. 8.5cm
- Width approx. 15cm
- Depth approx. 9cm