Object StatementVase, flannel flowers and wattle, earthenware, modelled by C J Noke, designed and painted by Robert Allen and Louis Bilton, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1893
Physical DescriptionA vase, made of wheel-thrown and moulded earthenware, with a tall, ovoid body, bearing a floral decoration. A stepped foot rises to a tall, ovoid body, surmounted by a narrow neck and wide, flaring rim. Moulded side handles in the shape of vine leaves and grapes extend from the body to the shoulder. The body is decorated on the obverse with mainly white flannel flowers, yellow wattle and green and mauve leaves. The reverse is decorated with mainly yellow wattle and green and mauve leaves. The painted decoration is set on an ivory background. The shoulder is decorated with a band of moulded gold scrolls, below which is a decoration of pearl enamel dots, suspended from fine raised gold chains. The base and neck are decorated with an elaborate design of moulded gold leaves and scrolls, pearl enamel rosettes and raised gold foliage and dots on an ivory background. The handles are painted in solid dull gold, the base and rim are edged in gold and the inside of the rim is decorated in clouded gold.
Vase made for the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago.
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 '6464' and 'DOULTON'. Painter's initials on base, handwritten in brown 'RA'. Starburst paper labels adhered to base, one on top of the other, written in black ink 'L Bilton / BK/BK1'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number handwritten in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...191'.