Makers & Designers

Strauss & Co’s decorative arts department has handled a worldly list of makers and designers specialising in furniture making, jewellery, silver, glass, porcelain and other artisanal trades.

Strauss & Co’s decorative arts department has handled a worldly list of makers and designers specialising in furniture making, jewellery, silver, glass, porcelain and other artisanal trades. This searchable database lists prominent makers and designers sold by Strauss & Co, including René Lalique, Gio Ponti, Patrick Mavros, as well as coveted houses like The Barnards and Tiffany & Co.



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Linn Ware / Ceramic Studio

Olifantsfontein, South Africa 


Linn Ware took over the baton from the Ceramic Studio. It operated from 1943 to roughly 1962 on the same premises in Olifantsfontein. It was founded by Sir Thomas Cullinan and staffed mostly by former Ceramic Studio potters. Linn Ware is characterized by its distinctive, deep green and turquoise glazes, although items were also glazed in russet, pale grey, cream, yellow, lilac, rhubarb, and mulberry. The characteristic luminosity of Linn Ware is due to the studio’s particular double-glazing technique. The studio produced crockery, vases and homeware such as candle holders, lamp bases and ashtrays.

Linn Ware items have the name painted underneath, or are impressed with the initials L W or the LW logo.


206 lots offered      90.78% sold      ZAR 947 963
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
A Linn Ware mottled green-and-russet-glazed bowl
27 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 1 056
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Ceramic Studio green and turquoise-glazed jug, 1939
13 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 7 397
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Linn Ware green-glazed trough
30 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 938
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Ceramic Studio green-glazed bowl, 1931
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 407
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A large Ceramic Studio blue and green-glazed bowl, 1939
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Linn Ware iridescent blue, green and brown-glazed vase
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Linn Ware blue and green-glazed vase
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 8 794
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A pair of Linn Ware pale blue-glazed candlesticks
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 16 415
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Ceramic Studio green-glazed jug
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 345
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Linn Ware lavender-glazed bowl
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Linn Ware lavender-glazed cream jug
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 173
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
A Linn Ware pink-glazed candle-holder
15 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 173
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.