Gorgeously coloured small fluted conical, footed lustre bowl from Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian c1950. Impressed Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian mark to its base together with impressed mark "Handmade in England". The latter mark being used by Pilkington's during their brief revival of art pottery during the late 1940's to early 50's. The bowl is 12cm in diameter and 4.5cm 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. This included the development of different lustre glazes - requiring a dedicated kiln. However owing to the difficulty of the process relatively little lustre pottery was produced. 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. Following WWII, Pilkington's attempted to revive their art pottery lines in the late 1940's however production ceased permanently in the early 1950's.
Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Lustre Conical Bowl c.1950
The bowl is in excellent original condition with no cracks, chips or crazing. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.