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Posted 3 years ago


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This was an ebay purchase a few years back. It had been described as a Royal Doulton lustre bowl. But I had seen the mark of Richard Joyce on the bottom of the piece and looked at the rest of the marks. The marks I saw were those of the Royal Lancastrian Pottery.
The impressed mark you can see on the bottom is a Royal Lancastrian mark from the period 1914 – 1923. Beneath the mark is a model number 2527: an elegant form, thinly and beautifully potted.

Joyce was born in Derbyshire in 1873 and studied at the Swadlincote Scool of Art. He taught at the Burton-on-Trent School of Art and worked for Henry Tooth ‘ s Bretby pottery. Later he was with the Moore Brothers. He moved to Pilkington’s in 1903 where he remained until his death in 1931.

I have a particular love of luste pottery and I have kept this piece as an example of the fine ware produced by the Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company. Their wares are similar to thirteenth century Persian Sava lustre ware. Spanish lustre wares of Malaga and Manises are part of the trail that leads to Deruta & Gubbio in Italy and Hispano-Moresque lustre. In the late nineteenth century lustre became popular again throughout Europe.
It seems that the number of pieces produced by Pilkington’s is limited. The number produced between 1906 and 1938 is known to be about 17,000 examples. This is one of them!

I love the pearl-like iridescence of the copper lustre of the exterior of the bowl and the floral decoration of the inside. I believe it is the Lancastrian Rose, the emblem of the factory and the city of Manchester.


  1. inky inky, 3 years ago
    This is lovely vetrio50!... a super bowl!... something special!....:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks inky and Sean Bellin too!
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    The colors are so pretty. I love that blue/grey. Hope you are doing well.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose& austrohungaro too!
  5. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    I'm crazy about this bowl! What a gorgeous wedding of colors, each making the other richer,....................just beautiful!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AmphoraPottery, czechman, Budek, lisa and bratjdd too!!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks miKKoChristmas11!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Jen!
  9. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Oops!... nearly went to love this lovely bowl, as it again caught my eye!......:-)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd and thanks again inky!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks lynnmartland1!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Have to thank you yet again moonstoneL!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks yet again SEAN68!
  15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Your welcome Kevin:)
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Stillwater & SEAN too!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL and Phil too!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks sarahoff!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks MELANIEJ!!!!!!!!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 days ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 days ago
    Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!!!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 days ago
    Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!!!!

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