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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Gloria Lustre

Bowl
ca. 1925 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Small, round, deep bowl, the interior painted in pink/purple lustre with a heraldic displayed eagle; the exterior decorated in a mottled blue/green lustre.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleGloria Lustre (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Earthenware, painted in lustre
Brief description
Bowl, 'Gloria Lustre' range, painted in pink/purple lustre with a heraldic eagle, probably designed by Gordon Forsyth, A.E. Gray & Co. Ltd., ca. 1925
Physical description
Small, round, deep bowl, the interior painted in pink/purple lustre with a heraldic displayed eagle; the exterior decorated in a mottled blue/green lustre.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 11.8cm
  • Height: 6.0cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • A rising sun motif, flanked by 'GLORIA / LUSTRE', with 'A.E. Gray & Co Ltd / England' below, printed in black (Manufacturer's mark with name of range.)
  • '5126' and 'RH' (Pattern number and painter's initials, painted in dark red.)
Credit line
Anonymous gift, 2002
Production
Gray's bought in blanks, in this case from an unknown manufacturer. Gray's then designed and executed the decoration.
Bibliographic reference
Hand-Painted Gray's Pottery, exhibition catalogue, 1 February-13 March 1982, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery
Collection
Accession number
C.3-2013

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Record createdFebruary 28, 2013
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