British Summer Sky

Pilkington Royal Lancastrian English Art Deco Mottled Blue Vase (LEO Design)

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  –  Henry James

The American novelist, Henry James, spent time in England.  Perhaps it was here that he enjoyed the best of possible “Summer Afternoons”—out in the English countryside.  There is something incomparable to the gentle warmth of an English summer afternoon;  a soft, blue sky with fluffy white clouds passing over gentle, rolling hills.  This piece of British Art Deco pottery reminds me of the English summer sky.  It was made by Pilkington Royal Lancastrian in the 1930’s.  Please click on the photo to learn more about it.


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