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English Art Deco "Chameleonware" Corseted Vase with Hand-Painted "Indian Flame" Decoration by George Clews (LEO Design)


This week we are sharing pieces from our collection of George Clews "Blue Chameleonware" Art Deco ceramics made in England in the Twenties and Thirties.

The classic, timeless form of this English Art Deco vase makes it a favorite of mine.  "Pleasantly plump," this vase has a slightly distended look—as though the potter had blown a small gust of air into the vessel but not too much).  And the hand-painted, "Indian Flame" pattern—in blues and browns—are laid perfectly upon the vase's body to complement its shape and show the graphic pattern to its greatest advantage.

Made by the George Clews Pottery in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England, it has graced some British home for nearly 100 years—that is, until it came back to the States with me.

Click on the photo above to learn more about this piece.  Or click here to see an assortment of Chameleonware pieces currently on-offer in the LEO Design on-line store.

More Chameleonware pottery tomorrow and in the days to come.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248