7 April 2006
A PILKINGTON'S ROYAL LANCASTRIAN POTTERY VASE
Impressed Tudor rose factory mark for 1914-1923, black painted W.S.M. monogram for William S. Mycroft and dated 1921, impressed shape number 3138
Lustred in silver on an iridescent caramel ground, the front inscribed PARVAHEV TABELLA QUANTAM VEHIT FATI flanking a rampant lion on a ruby ground within crossed laurel branches, the back with a galleon in full sail on a roiling sea, scudding clouds overhead
16½ in. (42 cm.) high
with The Fine Art Society, London, 1990.
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R. P. Wunder, 'Living with Antiques: Villa San Maurizio in Southern California', The Magazine Antiques, December 1999, p. 844-845, pl. IX.
See A.J. Cross, Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery and Tiles, London, 1980, p. 44, plate 43 for Richard Joyce's design for a rampant lion and plate 44 for William Mycock's adaptation, similar to that lustred on the present vase.
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