Gordon Forsyth for Pilkington, a large Royal Lancastrian lustre Evangelist Alms dish, 1909, the central boss modelled in relief with the eagle of St John with painted banner, within a flaming dagger and spiral lappet well, the broad rim relief moulded with wrythen teardrops of alternating cornflower and leafy vine motifs, blue ground, decorated in silver and red, the reverse in teal green with ribbon flower motifs, impressed and painted marks, 56cm diameter Provenance: Richard Dennis Pilkington's Pottery exhibition 1980, number 273; illustrated in Cross, A J, 1980, Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery, p.57, pl.xxxiii

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