A very attractively shaped Lapis Ware Art Pottery vase from Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian c1930. Decorated by Gladys Rodgers. Impressed Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian mark to base with underglaze painted monogram for Gladys Rodgers. The vase is 9.5cm in height.
Lapis Ware was first introduced by Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian in 1929 - so called because of its resemblance to Lapis Lazuli. The effect is produced by selecting underglaze colours that diffused through the glaze, producing a design that had no shape edges. This was very different to the sharply defined decoration that potters had previously been striving for.
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 Lapis Ware Vase by Gladys Rodgers c.1930
This vase is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or crazing. No imperfections to the glaze. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.