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Royal Lancastrian ware is most famous for its high lustre glaze finishes associated with the designer Gordon Forsyth. The name Lancastrian was used for the new ware due to the location in the county of Lancashire. ‘Cunian' glazes were named after the close proximity to Manchester. Some of the more famous glazes used by the Royal Lancastrian Pottery Company included sunstone, eggshell, crystalline and aventurine. One of the most notable, Lancastrian Lustre, was exhibited at the Franco-British Exhibition of 1908.  In 1913 the Royal warrant was granted and the firm became Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery.

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Royal Lancastrian Pottery facts:

  • Pilkington's Lancastrian Pottery & Tiles was a manufacturer of tiles, vases and bowls, based in Greater Manchester.  Established in 1892, the company produced pottery until the end of the 1930s.
  • By 1903 the company had developed an opalescent ceramic glaze called Lancastrian, which quickly became popular.
  • High lustre glaze finishes were produced from 1906 under designer Gordon Forsyth, and Lord Derby owned several pieces. In 1913 King George V and Queen Mary visited Lord Derby and saw these pieces, and then granted the Royal Warrant, thus becoming Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery Company.
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