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A2778 Collection of Doulton Ware, stoneware / bone china / earthenware, various artists, made by Doulton & Co, Nile Street, Burslem Works, Staffordshire, England, 1877-1918. Click to enlarge.

John Slater collection of Royal Doulton wares

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John Slater Collection of Doulton Ware, manufactured at the Nile Street, Burslem Works, Staffordshire, England, from 1877 to 1918, presented to the Powerhouse Museum by John and Arthur Shorter of Sydney, 1932

Summary

Object No.

A2778

Object Statement

Collection of Doulton Ware, stoneware / bone china / earthenware, various artists, made by Doulton & Co, Nile Street, Burslem Works, Staffordshire, England, 1877-1918

Physical Description

John Slater Collection of Doulton Ware, manufactured at the Nile Street, Burslem Works, Staffordshire, England, from 1877 to 1918, presented to the Powerhouse Museum by John and Arthur Shorter of Sydney, 1932

Production

Notes

John Slater was the Art Director at Doulton, Nile St Works, Burslem, Staffordshire. He was the author of 3 patents: 1. use of fine lace for the forming of patterns on pottery 2. use of photgraphy on pottery 3. development of a lead glaze which was useful in soldering pipes

History

Notes

Bought by John Shorter (Snr) & Arthur Shorter from Doultons Nile Street Works, Burslem, in 1919 and brought to Australia. They represented a collection put together by John Slater (art director) from the early days at the Pinder, Bourne & Co factory. In Sydney approx 1/2 of the collection was sold & the remaining was put on display at Shorter House 193 Clarence St in a purpose built 'Honduras Mahogany' case. Donated to MAAS together with the showcase in 1932.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of John and Arthur Shorter, 1932

Acquisition Date

15 August 1932

Cite this Object

Harvard

John Slater collection of Royal Doulton wares 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2020, <https://ma.as/175808>

Wikipedia

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