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Denby Cheviot information and price guide

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An iconic modernist design of the 1950s the Denby Cheviot pattern has not only become a classic design but also one of Denby’s most sought after designs. We take a look at the Denby Cheviot range along with a price guide / value guide of recent auction results.

Glyn Colledge Denby A mid 20th Century Cheviot pattern bowl of elliptical form
Glyn Colledge – Denby – A mid 20th Century Cheviot pattern bowl of elliptical form, the interior decorated with geometric and stylised foliate designs in polychrome colours on a black ground, stamped and painted marks, length 21cm. Sold for £130 at Fieldings Auctioneers, October 2022.

The Cheviot design was created by Glynn Colledge (1922-2000) who had been working at the Denby Pottery in Derbyshire since 1938. Glynn left Denby during WWII to join the RFA Sea Rescue Service and returned after the war as a trainee designer. Cheviot was created in the mids 1950s and its modernist design reflected the current vogue which could also be seen from other designers at Denby including Tigo by Tibor Reich and designs from Midwinter and Poole.

Two Cheviot pattern tall vases by Glyn Colledge
Two Cheviot pattern tall vases by Glyn Colledge. Sold for £920 at Hansons Auctioneers, October 2017.

Cheviot was produced in a matt black finish, a matt dark grey finish and a matt khaki finish. It was covered with abstract patterns influenced by the Atomic and Space Race with stars and crystals and Nature with leaves and geometric patterns. The patterns were brightly coloured with yellows, blues, and reds outlined in white.

For us the Cheviot pattern works better on the matt black finish

Glyn Colledge A Cheviot Ware Elliptical Bowl
Glyn Colledge A Cheviot Ware Elliptical Bowl. Sold as part of a lot at Tennants for £400, February 2022.

The pattern can be seen on trays, platters, various styles of vases, elliptical bowls and other style bowl, condiment sets, and trays.

Glynn Colledge for Denby a Cheviot bowl in lozenge boat shape
Glynn Colledge for Denby a Cheviot bowl in lozenge boat shape. Sold for £170 at Hansons Auctioneers, June 2015.

Variation in Patterns

There is quite a varied number of patterns on pieces making each piece actually unique.

A few patterns can be seen below:

Price Guide

The iconic modernist pattern has meant it continues to be popular today. There are relatively few pieces appearing at traditional auction houses or ebay.

Related
Glyn Colledge information on Wikipedia


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