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This is a Vase. It was designed by Gordon Mitchell Forsyth and manufactured by Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Co.. It is dated 1909 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is glazed and lustered 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.

This object was donated by Caroline Rennolds Milbank. It is credited Gift of Caroline Rennolds Milbank.

  • Vase (England), 1891
  • glazed and lustered earthenware.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 1995-3-1
  • Purse (France)
  • horsehair, silk and metal-wrapped silk-core yarn.
  • Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1962-58-28

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Jar (England)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1992-124-2

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; Designed by Gordon Mitchell Forsyth (British, 1879 - 1952); glazed and lustered earthenware; H x diam.: 22.5 × 19 cm (8 7/8 × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Caroline Rennolds Milbank; 2017-23-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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