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Vase, 1909

This is a Vase. It was manufactured by Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Co.. It is dated 1909 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Gordon Mitchell Forsyth, art director of Pilkington’s ceramic firm in northern England from 1906 to 1919, oversaw the pottery’s development of a series of high luster glazes. The moniker “Lancastrian” was used for the new metallic glaze, after the firm’s location in the county by the same name. This vase’s decoration of heraldic lions and winding foliage is in keeping with the medieval tendencies of Pre-Raphaelite pottery.

It is credited Gift of Caroline Rennolds Milbank.

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  • glazed earthenware.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 1995-3-1
  • Purse (France), 17th century
  • horsehair, silk and metal-wrapped silk-core yarn.
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  • 1962-58-28

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 22.5 × 19 cm (8 7/8 × 7 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Impressed: "PL" with 2 bees (factory mark from 1906-13) Impresssed: "2862" (shape number) Impressed: "ENGLAND" Artist's year mark of painted gazelle from 1909.

Cite this object as

Vase, 1909; Manufactured by Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Co. ; glazed earthenware; H x diam.: 22.5 × 19 cm (8 7/8 × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Caroline Rennolds Milbank; 2017-23-1

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