Object StatementEwer, Morrisian Ware, porcelain (bone china) painted by Arthur Pearce, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
Physical DescriptionA ewer, made of wheel-thrown porcelain, with an ovoid body and bearing a decoration of girls playing with a long wreath. A pedestal foot rises to an ovoid body, surmounted by a tall, narrow, flaring neck, with a flaring rim and pouring lip. A strap handle extends from the shoulder to the rim. The body is decorated with a blue and white scene of five girls playing with a long, outstretched wreath, in a garden setting of fruit trees and flower beds, with a raised floral gilt background. The lower body and shoulder are decorated with a band of blue floral designs. The foot is decorated with a band of blue and raised gilt floral designs. The neck is decorated with fruit and leaves on a pale blue background. The handle is painted dark blue. The foot, rim and handle are edged in gold.
MarksMaker's trademark on base, transfer printed in brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlooping 'D's, with text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Maker's marks and number on base, in impressed text, 'DOULTON', 'IVORY' and '5931'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink 'B112'.