Short description: Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian, Richard Joyce, Fish Vase, Orange Vermilion Glaze
Size: 15 cm tall
Condition: Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or restoration. One tiny glaze pop just above one fish's head.
This is a fine example of Richard Joyce's work. Joyce's work-principally fish, animal and bird designs-reflect the influences of Japanese conventions. Born in Derbyshire in1873, he studied at the Swadlincote School of Art. He moved to Pilkington's about 1903 where he remained until his death in 1931.
The vase has the Pilkington's mark for 1930-1938, Royal Lancastrian, Made in England with Richard Joyce's monogram and the number 43 impressed to the base.