Glazed Stoneware Urn and Pedestal
A Lefcoware (glazed stoneware) urn on pedestal, English, ca. 1920. Urn 15 ins. high, 16 ins. diameter, opening 11 ins. diameter; pedestal 27 ins. high, top 13 ins. wide, 16 ins. deep, bottom 11 ins. wide, 14 ins. deep.
LEFCO was a consortium of six Yorkshire stoneware companies. In 1889, Wilcox and Co., producers of “Burmantofts Faience” Art Pottery and Architectural Ceramics, joined with five other Yorkshire firms to become the Leeds Fire Clay Company Ltd. LEFCO was the largest clay-working company in England. In 1912, LEFCO introduced its “Lefcoware” line of garden ornaments. The material used was a variation on their “Marmo Faience”, used for architectural wares and facings. Lefcoware objects are known for their distinctive glazed surfaces.
Barbara says, "Weather hardy but retaining great detail and an Art Deco silhouette, this urn represents one of the truly great periods of British design".