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the outside decorated with boat races in Oxford and Cambridge, the inside with Piccadilly Circus, polychrome, printed and painted marks 31cm diameter

Footnote: Arguably his finest Wedgwood design, painter and designer Eric Ravilious’ Boat Race bowl was designed in 1938 and first issued in the following year. Inspired by his lodgings in the early 1930s, which overlooked the course of The Boat Race, the exterior surfaces of the bowl are adorned with black transfer prints, and overpainted with coloured enamels, depicting race day scenes, while the interior bears an illustration of a busy Piccadilly Circus on race day. The bowl was reissued in 1975 in a limited run of 200, and then in 1986, to honour fifty years since his original Wedgwood commission, Ravilious’ Boat Race bowl was again reissued - this time in a limited edition of 250.

Condition report: Some all over crazing and light staining but otherwise in good condition.

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