An attractive surface carved Art Pottery bowl from Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian by William S Mycock 1934. Shallow footed bowl with central decoration in relief depicting a galleon at full sail in off-white against a pale blue background on a dove-grey ground. Impressed Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian mark to base used between 1930 and 1938. Incised monogram for William Mycock and his year cypher for 1934. The bowl is 23 cm in dimeter and 6.5 cm in height.
As manufacturers of decorative tiles, Pilkington's made the first steps in establishing what was to become their pottery department in 1898. Initially they developed crystalline and opalescent glazes which were discontinued after a few years. Subsequent years saw their range of glazes extended under the influence of successive ceramic chemists. During the early 1930's the pottery department experienced a number of set-backs which together with poor financial returns resulted in its closure in 1937. William Mycock started as a tile artist in 1894. He moved to Pilkington’s pottery department c1906 where he remained until his retirement in 1938 (after its closure). He was Pilkington's longest serving artist.
Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Decorated Bowl by William S Mycock 1934
This bowl is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Minor crazing in places on the decorated panel. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.