Eye-catching Art Deco vase from Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian range c1930s. Tall cylindrical body with collar neck. Striking orange-vermilion glaze characterised by vermilion speckles over an orange ground. Applied black streaks to ground producing an almost metallic-like lustre. Impressed Royal Lancastrian mark used 1930 to c1938. Shaped number 2966. The vase is 24 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 setbacks which together with poor financial returns resulted in its closure in 1937. Whilst originally developed in 1905, Pilkington’s orange-vermilion glaze suited the tastes of the Art Deco era when it became popular. The distribution of vermilion crystals was not always predictable with pieces often showing clumping. Other variations included streaking – sometimes applied and sometimes a result of different firing techniques.
Royal Lancastrian Orange-Vermilion and Black Streaked Vase c1930s
This vase is in excellent original condition with no crazing, cracks, chips or restoration. Very small spots of coloured glaze omission on foot rim from original (are over-glazed). Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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