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Royal Lancastrian Pottery

Vase
1910 (designed), 1910 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Large vase. Earthenware. Painted in blue and gold lustre glaze with foliate decoration and inscription at neck.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleRoyal Lancastrian Pottery (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Earthenware painted in lustres
Brief description
Large earthenware vase with blue and gold lustre, 'Royal Lancastrian Pottery', made by Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Company, England, 1906
Physical description
Large vase. Earthenware. Painted in blue and gold lustre glaze with foliate decoration and inscription at neck.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45.8cm
  • Width: 30.3cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • PL and two bees monogram over 'X' (Maker's mark impressed on base)
  • 'ENGLAND' (Maker's mark impressed on base)
  • '2861' (Shape number impressed on base)
  • Four Scythes rebus, heart and crown (Signature painted on base)
  • 'PRAESTATI AMICITIA PROPINQUITATI' (Decoration painted on neck)
    Translation
    Friendship is better than kinship
  • Transliteration
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Gallery label
Vase 'Royal Lancastrian Pottery' Thrown by E.T. Radford, decorated by Gordon Mitchell Forsyth, made by Pilkingtons Tile and Pottery Co, England, 1910 Marked Earthenware painted in lustres C.11-1970 Given by E.F. Pilkington(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Given by E. F. Pilkington
Object history
See Registered Files for letter from Miss Margaret Pilkington, January 1970.
Bibliographic reference
Lomax, Abraham. Royal Lancastrian Pottery, 1900-1938. Bolton, 1957. pp. 39-41.
Collection
Accession number
C.11-1970

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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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