Clews Blues - XII


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


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

Let's end our "parade of pottery" with this perfect pot—a handsome piece, just the right size, with broad shoulders, a little spout of a mouth, and an attractive, hand-painted "Indian Flame" design around its shapely body.  Because of the color palette chosen by the decorator, this piece really leans-in to its Persian Iznik aesthetic roots.   The color combination has a certain "freshness" to it—cool and clean, crisp and precise.  And since the sidewalls "return" to the center (and the mouth), this piece looks wonderful whether viewed from the side, from the top down, or from high atop a shelf. Its size—a little larger than a softball—will provide variety within a larger group of handsome ceramics.

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.


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