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Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe Pattern information and price guide

The Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe pattern was introduced in 1934 and featured stylised trees with bold flower foliage with sinuous branches and trunks. The pattern became popular taking over from the famous Clarice Cliff Crocus design. We take a look at some Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe examples along with a realised auction Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe price guide. (Click for current Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe pieces on ebay).

Clarice Cliff - Rhodanthe - A shape 265 vase circa 1934
Clarice Cliff – Rhodanthe – A shape 265 vase circa 1934, hand painted with a stylised tree landscape. Sold for £220 / $260 at Fieldings, March 2022.

There were several colour ways of Rhodanthe created including the main orange, a blue based version known as Aura, and a pink version known as Viscaria. Pictured below is a great example of the three colour ways on a Biarritz shape plate. They show how the colours were blended ‘etched’ into each other.

clarice cliff Rhodanthe Biarritz plates in Orange Aurea and Viscaria
Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe Biarritz plates in various colour ways of Orange, Blue Aurea and Pink Viscaria. This set of three plates sold for £280 at Woolley and Wallis, December 2014.

The Rhodanthe pattern can be found on many shapes including: Biarritz, Bonjour, cake plates, tea and coffee sets, sugar sifters, bowls and many different style vases.

Clarice Cliff Bizarre conical sugar sifter painted in the orange Rhodanthe pattern showing both sides
Clarice Cliff Bizarre conical sugar sifter painted in the orange Rhodanthe pattern showing both sides. Estimate £120-£180 / $140-$200

The pattern was produced till after World War II so is one of the more common designs found and it can feature different base marks including Wilkinson and Newport.

A collection of Clarice Cliff Aurea items including vase and conserve jar
A collection of Clarice Cliff 1930s Aurea including a shape 280 flared vase, a shape 565 ribbed vase, and a Bon Jour shape preserve pot. Sold for £280 / $350 at Sworders, July 2022.

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