The Lotus Pottery bull is a design by potter Elizabeth Skipworth, that was produced in the 1960s and 1970s. The design is based on the ancient Chinese art of pottery and features a stylized bull with intricate patterns on its body. The bull was glazed with the main colour being an olive-green which was popular at the time. Other glaze colours included blue and rarely white.
Patterns on the bull included most commonly flowers but also petal, leaf, circles, foliate seaweed and spirals.
The bull was made in four sizes from 12.5cm (5 inches) to 32.5cm (5 inches). The Lotus Pottery Bull is glazed in a deep blue color, and the bottom of the pottery is stamped with the Lotus Pottery logo. A few a wax resist design to expose the red clay body with patterns including spiral and flower.
The bull is considered to be one of Skipworth’s most iconic designs, and it has been reproduced by several different companies over the years.
The Lotus Pottery Bull Price Guide / Value Guide
Although these look fantastic and are a design icon most of the bulls only sell for £10-£20 / $12-$24. Rarer blue and white glazes sell for up to £40 / $48. Size does not make too much difference, so the main difference is price is colour and pattern.
A look at the Lotus Pottery