Learn about Murray, Keith

Keith Murray (1892 - 1981) was an architect and designer of pottery, glass and furniture who was born in Auckland, and educated in Auckland and London, and is considered one of the most influential designers of the early 20th century.

During World War I he served with the Royal Flying Corps, was mentioned in dispatches five times and awarded the Military Cross and the Belgian Croix de Guerre.

After the war, still in his mid-twenties he studied architecture and graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 1921, but unable to find work in this field led him in the short term to become a magazine illustrator, and then in the early 1930s, a full time designer of vases and table wares.

He worked as a freelance designer at Stevens & Williams of Brierley Hill in the West Midlands in 1932 and the following year commenced designing on a part time basis for Wedgwood. He also created designs in metal for silversmiths, Mappin & Webb.

His first designs for Stevens & Williams, producers of high quality art glass, proved successful, and in the next seven years he produced over 1200 designs, each of which was produced in limited quantities. more...

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Keith Murray for Wedgwood, duck egg blue glaze vase, of tapering conical shape with ribbed bands, factory mark to base, diameter 23 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, moonstone glazed vase, ovoid shape 3765 with ribbed bands, factory mark to the base, height 17 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, an unusual mug, with rare decorated abstract floral decoration

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, demitasse coffee cup and saucer

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, tapering conical vase, (hairline crack), factory mark to the base, height 24 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, two matt green glazed plates, with concentric banding, factory marks to the base of each, diameter 21 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, rare Herron grey bowl, shape 3753 with concentric ribbed bands, factory mark to base, diameter 25 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, spherical vase, with lathe turned bands in matt yellow glaze, printed KM and Wedgwood factory mark. Height 15.5 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, tapering vase, in matt yellow glaze with foliate rim and sides, printed KM and Wedgwood factory mark. Height 23 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, lemonade set, with cream glaze, comprising a tall jug and six mugs, printed KM and Wedgwood factory mark. Height 22.5 cm max

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, ceramic dish, with matt green glaze, impressed KM and Wedgwood mark to the base and in original box. Diameter 20.5 cm

Wedgwood Keith Murray moonstone glaze footed dish with a vertical ribbed effect, impressed marks & stamp to the base. Condition: good, minor staining, wear to the base. Height 12 cm

A Keith Murray large green glazed shoulder vase, tapered cylindrical form with conforming mildly tapered shoulder, lathe banded decoration, full signature maker's mark printed to the base, minor chip and glaze rubbing. Height 28 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, tapering cylindrical vase (shape 3842), with lathe turned bands in moonstone. Height 23 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, a pair of small goblets, matt green glaze.

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, squat ovoid vase, with lathe turned bands to the shoulder (shape 3820) in matt green glaze, Keith Murray signature and Wedgwood factory marks to the base. Height 18 cm width 29 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, shoulder vase (shape 3805), in matt green glaze, Keith Murray signature and Wedgwood factory marks to the base. Height 28 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, shoulder vase (shape 3805), in moonstone glaze, Keith Murray signature and Wedgwood factory marks to the base. Height 28 cm

A Keith Murray design bowl for Wedgwood, flared form with a single incised band to top rim, flared spreading circular foot, matt white glaze, printed blue mark to the base. Diameter 17 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, tapering cylindrical high-shouldered moonstone vase, lathe-turned KM printed mark. Height 18 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, five large mugs, with cream glaze. Height 12 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, green glazed lidded biscuit barrel, marked. Height 13 cm

Keith Murray design for Wedgwood lidded ERVIII box, rectangular form, semi-matt white glaze, moulded Royal crest in relief to lid, an encircling band of fine ridging to the body centre, the base with printed mark including 'To Commemorate the Coronation of

A rare Keith Murray design for Wedgwood black basalt bowl, plain flared form with single incised band to the upper rim, small flared pedestal foot, printed full signature mark in red. Diameter 16.7 cm, height 10 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood. Moonstone vase. Height 18 cm

A Keith Murray for Wedgwood lathe turned spherical vase, the body with eight fine incised bands, cylindrical neck with rolled rim, matt white glaze. Height 16 cm

A Keith Murray for Wedgwood small lathe turned bowl, as above. Diameter 15.3 cm, height 10.5 cm

A Keith Murray for Wedgwood lathe turned flared bowl, the body with six encircling bands, short rolled foot, matt white glaze. Diameter 19.8 cm, height 14.4 cm

Wedgwood Keith Murray globe shape vase to a globular shape with concentric rings, stamped 'Keith Murray Wedgwood made in England' to the base. Height 18.5 cm

Keith Murray (1892-1981), Bomb vase, c. 1940 moonstone slip glaze, manufactured by Wedgwood, England, shape number 3765, printed mark to base 'KM, Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston, made in England'. Height 23 cm

Keith Murray (1892-1981), moonstone charger matte glazed dish with wide lip and shallow bowl, manufactured by Wedgwood, facsimile signature to base 'Keith Murray' with factory stamp 'Wedgwood, made in England'. Height 6 cm, diameter 35.5 cm

Regal Masman: Regal Art Ware art deco pottery vase in the style of Keith Murray. 17 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, black basalt bowl, incised factory marks. Diameter 23 cm

Keith Murray for Wedgwood, black basalt spherical lathe turned vase, impressed Wedgwood factory mark to the base. Height 23 cm

A shoulder vase by Keith Murray for Wedgwood, moonstone glaze, tapering lathe turned cylindrical shape. Impressed and printed marks including facsimile signature. Height 28 cm

A lathe turned vase by Keith Murray for Wedgwood, tapering cylindrical shape with sage green glaze and five lathe turned bands displaying the white body beneath. Height 20 cm

A set of six small goblets by Keith Murray, for Wedgwood, pale green glazed, hemispherical bowls raised on tapering ring turned bases. Height 7.5 cm

A Wedgwood vase by Keith Murray hand turned bands with a green glaze. Hairline to the rim. Height 15 cm

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