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William Slater Mycock
Bottle Vase, Made in 1926.
Lustred ceramic, signed and dated, impressed factory marks
Born in Handford, Staffordshire, 1872, William Mycock spent his early years working in the painters’ shop at Wedgwood before joining Pilkington. He was the longest serving artist employed at Pilkington, starting as a tile artist in 1894 and retiring in 1938, the year the pottery section closed down after production had ceased. The year this vase was designed, the pottery production was very limited due to the post-war economic climate and lusterware in particular due to the complexity of its process and its luxury. However, Mycock, as one of the last remaining established artists of Pilkington in the post-war era, was able to sustain the production of lusterware, winning a gold medal in Paris in 1925 for his lusterware.
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