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Taurus the Bull
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Artist: Arnold Machin
Created On: 1960 - 1980
Image Medium: Ceramic
Image Dimensions: 37.5
Art work Description:
Wedgwood Black Glazed Taurus the Bull - designed by Arnold Machin - Eric Fraser / Eric Ravilious Genre A 1975 Wedgwood Black Glazed model of Taurus The Bull - designed by Arnold Machin Superbly decorated with gold Zodiac motifs Measures 14.75 inches (37.5cm) length & 6 inches (15cm) height approx Excellent Condition Circa : 1960s - 1970's Impressed Wedgwood Mark - BB9A - A Arnold Machin - Eric Fraser / Eric Ravilious Genre Taurus the Bull' by Arnold Machin, for the Wedgwood Company, Stoke-on-Trent. Originally designed c. 1945. The Earthenware with hand-coloured printed transfer decoration; Widely-considered to be the first 'Contemporary' style ceramic to be produced in Britain, Arnold Machin's 'Taurus the Bull', designed for the Wedgwood company at Barlaston, continues to astonish by its sheer modernity. Variously-called 'Ferdinand the Bull' and 'The Zodiac Bull', the astrological symbols that cover him were designed by Eric Fraser (arguably). There was also a black basalt version without the decoration; rarer is the floral-pattered edition, both of which use Machin's original form. First exhibited at the 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition of 1946, it was suitably feted in the 1947 volume of 'Designers in Britain'. Machin's design spearheaded the drive towards the Contemporary in all aspects of British ceramic production, with companies such as Poole and Hornsea employing young designers such as A.B. Read and John Clappison in the 1950s.

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