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English Art Deco Vase with Incised "Fish on Wave" Decoration and Mottled, Orange & Yellow Glazing (LEO Design)


A most handsome vase has "swum" our way: an English Art Deco beauty by Pilkington Royal Lancastrian.  A repeating pattern—three carp-like species riding atop scrolling waves—is incised upon the body of the vase.  A mottled orange and yellow "uranium" glaze pops against an earthy "kelp brown" background.  This vase was made in the Twenties or Thirties, just outside of Manchester, England.  It has enough presence to hold-its-own as a statement piece. And yet, I must admit, it does look good featured against a collection of other Royal Lancastrian pieces.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this very special piece.


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