A gorgeous little Art Vase from Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian in Lustre glaze c1915. Challenging to photo because of the many depths and colours of its glaze in different light. The vase has a stylised design of vine leaves and fruits around its neck and shoulder. Gorgeous depth of greens, blues and amber colours across its body and metallic-lustre surface sheen. Monogram for Gladys Rodgers to its base. The vase is 10.5cm in height.
After about five years of tile production, Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian made its first steps in producing art pottery in 1898. Well known for its range of innovative glazes and designs, Pilkington's success grew. Lean years in the 1930's together with other problems within the company resulted in the closure of their pottery department in 1938.
Gladys Rodgers is the best known of Pilkington’s women artists. She joined c1907 and attended the Levenshulme School of Art. Until 1928 Rodgers painted primarily Lustre Ware pottery however after 1929 she moved almost entirely to decorating Lapis Ware pottery until the closure of Pilkington’s Pottery section in 1938.
Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Lustre Vase by Gladys Rodgers c.1915
This vase is in very good overall original condition with no cracks, chips or crazing. It has one very small surface scratch close to its base - barely visible in the main image and not visible in normal light. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.