Pilkington's Lancastrian Aventurine Glazed Bottle Vase shape Number 2293 - bronze coloured glaze with gold & black flecks antique circa 1905 14cm H
A delightful antique bottle shaped Pilkington's Lancastrian aventurine glazed vase. This elegantly shaped art pottery earthenware vase has been wheel thrown and then glazed with a gold flecked iron aventurine glaze, which is bronze in colour with gold and black speckles.
Pilkington's Lancastrian Pottery & Tiles company was a manufacturer of tiles, vases and bowls, based in Clifton near Pendlebury, Lancashire, England. The company was established in 1892 at Clifton Junction, alongside Fletcher's Canal. The company employed talented designers, the most famous of whom was Charles Voysey. They made beautiful quality Arts and Crafts Movement style pottery some of which was inspired by the work of William Morris and John Ruskin.
This vase is marked on the base in a turquoise coloured glaze with the impressed PL and two bees mark, the shape number 2293, a roman numeral date code which is illegible as it is filled with glaze, and the country of origin - England. The PL bee mark was used from 1904 until 1914, when the company then traded as Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery company.
This exquisite antique Pilkington's Lancastrian vase is in excellent antique condition. The glaze has pooled slightly at one point on the base and has formed a tiny lump of glaze at the foot and has thinned slightly at a couple of points on the rim and the interior of the neck. These are not faults but a manufacturing detail and are pointed out for complete accuracy. There are no chips, cracks nor restoration. Please see the images. A beautiful vase that would grace any interior, but particulary for any collector of Pilkington. It dates from the Arts and Crafts period during the Edwardian era of the early twentieth century circa 1905.
For similarly glazed vases see the Victoria and Albert Museum ceramic collection item numbers 72-1905 and 75-1905 at collections/VAM.
Height: 5 9/16 inches ( 14.1 cm)
Diameter 3 1/2 inches (9 cm)
Total weight: 264 grams unpacked
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