Public: Bowl, parian porcelain, with mottled and clouded jade-green glaze. Private: Wide bowl on narrow straight footring, with flattened base and slightly flared rim. Jade-green glossy 'Titanian' glaze, containing titanium oxide, mottled and clouded pale in the well. Sides slightly darker with distinct band of darker green glaze running round interior just beneath rim. Rim of bowl very pale, revealing white body beneath glaze. Range: Titanian, shape: 105, pattern: Jade
Experimental Glazes From the end of the 19th century there was a remarkable surge of interest in experimenting with ceramic glazes. Companies such as Pilkington’s Lancastrian Pottery of Clifton Junction, north of Manchester, employed chemists who worked tirelessly applying theoretic inorganic chemistry to the art of the potter. Uneven effects which had been regarded as irritating faults were carefully refined to produce streaks, stars and feathery or cloudy glazes. It was in the Edwardian era that these new colours and effects found a market.
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