BOAT RACE DAY BOWL 1938
Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942)
- DIAMET4ER 30.5 CM
- EARTHENWARE WITH PRINTED DESIGN
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Josiah Wedgwood and Sons began their relationship with Ravilious following an introduction from a fellow Royal College student, Cecilia Dunbar Kilburn (later Lady Sempill). The Boat Race Day Bowl is printed on the Wedgwood Harvard shape Queen’s ware. The exterior is decorated with scenes relating to the annual boat race between Cambridge and Oxford Universities. The interior of the bowl has a central medallion showing Piccadilly Circus and is one Ravilious's most complicated illustrations. The bowl was reissued in a limited edition (with presentation box) in 1975.