English Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Red Lustreware Vase by Gwladys Rogers
English Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Red and Gold Lustreware Vase painted by Gwladys Rogers, the gourd form body the scarlet red ground painted in gold lustre with a band of standing Classical Dancers alternating with foliage and trees, the neck with red-pink lustreware stylized flowers, and the lower section of the vase with a double band of flowers. The form designed by Lewis Foreman Day, the decorative elements designed by Walter Crane.
Impressed marked Royal Lancastrian England. and shape number 2585 to underside.
Measures: 6 1/4" H.
Very good condition, although the body itself has been over-fired in the kiln. Because of the over-firing, the glaze is lightly-crazed. Shallow chip to rim.
Provenance: Harriman Judd collection, as sold at Sotheby's.
Exhibited: "Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery and Tiles," Richard Dennis, London June 4 - June 22, 1980.
Parallels: An example at the British Museum is painted with a similar band of dancers theme but of different form, accession number 1989,1103.1.