Lancastrian Vase
Date: 1912
Medium: Luster-painted glazed ceramic
Dimensions: 6 3/8 × 3 3/4 in. (16.2 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1982
Object Number: 1982-69
About: This diminutive vase highlights the eclectic nature of design sources during the Aesthetic Period. The imagery is drawn from heraldry, specifically the “lion passant” – a lion parading in profile. Gordon Forsyth repeated this theme in many of his designs for the Pilkington Tile and Pottery Company. Although a commercial enterprise, Pilkington did hire individual artists like Forsyth and include their “marks” or signatures on the bottom of each pot.
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