On this small Royal Staffordshire Tonquin bud vase designed by Clarice Cliff, the continuation of the design inside the flower shaped top is especially sweet. Post World War II Clarice Cliff designs were more conservative, but still showed evidence of her unique style. The pattern, Tonquin, offered here in brown, is a traditional English transfer ware floral scene encircling the sides and near the top of the carefully shaped and molded vase. A pretty scalloped and dotted ring like a collar on a lady's dress, and accented with a single blossom, encircles the foot.
This Royal Staffordshire Urn Shaped Bud Vase has intriguing lines and indentations in the mould, and measures 5-1/4 inches tall. The diameter is 1-7/8 inches at the foot.
The backstamp in brown reads "'Tonquin' Royal Staffordshire Ceramics by Clarice Cliff Made in England."
This pattern was made by Royal Staffordshire between 1945 and 1964.
Other than some minor non discolored crazing found mainly on the foot, the vase is in good condition.