Origin: English Period: Edwardian Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1900-1910 Height: 7” Base Diameter: 6.75” Bowl Diameter: 11.5”
The Georgian revival well turned and carved mahogany tazza, the bowl having a lobed frieze supported on a reeded oyster fan spreading column to a circular plinth base surviving from Edwardian period England.
The bowl is in pretty fine fettle considering its age. The bowl is slightly misshapen from temperature changes and there is some expected general surface wear. The patination and colour is superb to the whole.
A tazza (Italian, "cup", plural tazze) is a wide but shallow saucer-like dish either mounted on a stem and foot or on a foot alone. The word has been generally adopted by archaeologists and connoisseurs for this type of vessel, used either for drinking, serving small items of food, or just for display. Tazze are most commonly made in metal, glass, or ceramics, but may be made in other materials like this one.
The lobing and reeding on this example is very much in the style of c.1780, George III period, and is beautifully executed on this piece. The Edwardian period saw a revival of Georgian inspired design with Sheraton revival being particularly popular.
A very well made, attractive and tactile object with a rich sense of colour.