Posted 5 years ago
The beginning of each month provides me with two opportunities for buying here in Sydney. The first Saturday market this month at Surry Hills has been a regular source for the last twenty five years. It paid off yesterday morning with this little vase from the late period of production at the Pilkington's factory.
The mark of the Lancastrian rose with 'Made in England' beneath was used from 1930 to 1938. The numbers above the mark are a four digit shape number .... in this case 2172. Beautiful form.
The attraction of the vase lies in the glaze itself which I believe falls into the group called 'Fruit-Skin Glazes' in which the surface texture and colour resembles that of a fruit .... in this case a Beurré Bosc pear.
Lancastrian pottery has been on my radar for thirty years and I was as pleased as to get this little gem yesterday for next to nothing.