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Vase - Lancastrian Pottery

Lancastrian Pottery

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1903-1904 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tunnicliffe, Robert (thrower)
    Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Company (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with 'drip' glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Co. Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 16, shelf 1

Physical description

Large vase . Earthenware with blue streaked 'drip' glaze: turquoise and red striated, veined and feathered opalescent glaze.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1903-1904 (made)


Tunnicliffe, Robert (thrower)
Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Company (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with 'drip' glaze

Marks and inscriptions

Monogram: PL and two bees
Maker's mark printed (underglaze) on base

Maker's mark impressed on base

Thrower's mark incised on base

label on base

'No.92 / 80+'
label on base


Height: 41.2 cm, Width: 22.5 cm

Object history note

Considered by Lomax to be the outstanding piece of this ware in the collections. Glaze discovered 1903, this glaze that inspired the Lancastrian range. In RF 4119/1905 Wm. Burton writes 'in the task of selection I have had the assistance of Mr. Lewis F. day so that the collection we offer you may be taken as representative on the arttistic as well as the technical side of our productions' (67 to 87-1905).

Descriptive line

Large 'Lancastrian Pottery' vase, earthenware with blue streaked drip glaze, made by Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Company, England, ca. 1903-1904

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lomax, Abraham. Royal Lancastrian Pottery, 1900-1938. Bolton, 1957. ill. pl. 2

Labels and date

Vase 'Lancastrian Pottery'
Thrown by Robert Tunnicliffe, made by Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Co, England, about 1903-04
Marks: 'P L' and two bees, printed, 'P V' impressed, paper labels
Earthenware with blue streaked 'drip' glaze

67-1905 Given by Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Co [23/05/2008]






Ceramics; Art Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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