The amazing long lived English ceramic factory of ‘Royal Doulton’ produced a large number of good quality items throughout its history, their wares are very distinct from many of its competitors.
This pair of elongated onion shaped pottery vases are a good example of this factory’s work. The vase wall’s are elegant and shapely and thickly potted. They have a thick creamy crystalline Chinese style drip glaze covering their bodies, that is partially covered by a decoration of hand piped tube-line cloisons, made of creamy brown colourered slip and polychrome decorations
These vases are in excellent condition. One vase has a short, shallow, body crack, approximately 25mm long, which is hardly detectably, see picture, and does not go through the graze to the outside of pottery wall. We have confirmation of this, because the inside wall has been inspected using a good strong torch light and there is no crack visible.
Marks. [ all the marks are visible on the underside of the bases. ] The first to mention is the principle factory mark recorded for the years of 1922 – 1936, is shown as a rampant lion set over a circular border containing the words ‘Royal Doulton and England’. Then there an impressed number ‘8525’ which is a Doulton Company Model number which represents the exact shape, and then there is the Doulton factory designers’ individually handmade mark, ‘EB’, which this person will mark every single piece they make.
Dimensions. Height 8,1/8” or 208mm. Widest o/s diameter 4,1/16” or 104mm, near base of vases. Top o/s diameter 2,9/16” or 64mm. O/s base diameter 3” or 74mm.
Weight. [ for the two vases ] 1325gms or 3 Ibs, 4.6ozs.