The St Lukas pottery started in Utrecht in 1909 and
went bankrupt in 1923. They specialised in high glazed items,
lustrous glaze was their trademark
In the St Lukas pottery it was all about glaze; they fired the pottery a
number of times and also used actual gold dust to create the maximum
amount of lustre. The high cost associated with this as well as the
depression after World War 1 probably led to their bankruptcy.
In 1927 the pottery restarted in Maarssen with a somewhat cheaper
The vase above dates from the first production period.
The vase is so reflective that is adopts the scenery around it. I cannot
even hide the camera that takes the photo.
The "1" denotes the model number, so this must be one of the first models