An unusual vase made by William Adams of Tunstall (Stoke on Trent) in c1900. Standing 21 cm high, it has a lustre glaze, is fairly thickly potted, and is of a shape similar to Jasper Ware which was more commonly made the Adams at this time. The mark is also unusual, being an impressed ADAMS TUNSTALL, with a W.
The surface of the glaze is somewhat uneven and rough to the touch, although the overall effect is pleasing.
We think this is likely to be an experimental vase, following the example of William Howson Taylor at the Ruskin pottery (founded in 1898).