vase

William Salter Mycock, 1872 - 1950



vase

William Salter Mycock 1872 - 1950

Summary

Tapering ovoid vase with short tapered neck, white earthenware, decorated with sgraffito tulip pattern through blue slip beneath transparent eggshell glaze. The Pilkington’s factory was situated at Clifton Junction in Greater Manchester. Lancastrian Pottery was introduced in 1904 as a sideline by Pilkington’s whose main business was the production of decorative tiles. Simple classical pottery shapes were decorated with innovative and experimental coloured glaze effects. Ceramicist and painter Walter Salter Mycock joined Pilkington’s as a tile artist in 1894. He transferred to the factory’s pottery department in 1906 where he was employed to paint the decoration for Lancastrian Pottery. This vase is an example of his later work and features an incised tulip design.


Object Name

vase

Creators Name

William Salter Mycock

Date Created

1935

accession number

1937.628

Place of creation

Clifton Junction

Medium

Credit

Gift of Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery

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