A 20th Century David Rawnsley Pottery Sculpture

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Price: £2,650.00


A very large 20th century pottery sculpture by David Rawnsley featuring four figures pulling an ammunition cart, a pair of giant hands supporting them on their journey, all with verdi gris patination


Signed and dated in the base

55cm wide

David Rawnsley was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1909 and in his early twenties became involved in the film industry. He worked on many films during the thirties and forties as an art director including: 49th Parallel, One of Our Aircraft is Missing, They Flew Alone and In Which We Serve

In 1952 he established the Chelsea Pottery in Radnor Walk SW3, which went on to became very popular with the rich and famous. Many leading actors would commission pieces to be given as presents to the other members of the cast at first-night parties. In the early sixties Brian met the Beatles in a television studio where they were both being interviewed. It was the day, he remembers, that they bought their famous high-collar jackets at Cecil Gee in Charing Cross Road. They stayed in contact and later Chelsea were to supply Christmas mugs for Paul McCartney for about twenty years. David left Radnor Walk in 1959 and went on to live and work in the Bahamas, Mexico, California and the island of Capri where this sculpture was created. He died in 1973.

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