Royal Doulton Ltd
Mark Marshall
Eleanor Toson
Production date
Circa 1891-1902
Monumental salt-glazed stoneware baluster vase with slender neck and flared mouth, designed and decorated by Mark V. Marshall and Eleanor Toson in coloured slip using tube-lining with an abstract seaweed-like design and small flowers on a heavily textured ground resembling ray skin. Colours are a mixture of ochre, russet, cream, green and aubergine.
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Purchased from Gary Stylianou, Armadale Antiques Centre, Armadale, Victoria (Australia), who was selling on behalf of a private vendor. The private vendor had acquired the vase from a deceased estate in Gippsland, Victoria, where it had been since the 1920s, having originally been swapped for a piece of farm machinery at that time. The vase was originally exhibited by John Bates & Co., of Christchurch, in the royal Doulton section of his stand at the New Zealand International Exhibition of Art and Industry held in Christchurch 1906-7.: Jennifer Quérée: 03 Jun 2009
Height: 1183mm (46 9/16")
Diameter: 309mm (12 3/16")
Diameter: 262mm (10 5/16")
Diameter: 420mm (16 9/16")
Weight: 50000g (50kg)
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at the NZ International Exhibition of Art & Industry, Christchurch, 1906-7
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Exhibited by John Bates of Christchurch on his stand, with other examples of Royal Doulton products.
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: ttt; Type of mark: Maker's Mark; Method: Incised
Marks/Inscriptions: Impressed rosette with 4 intersecting Ds in centre and inscription DOULTON. LAMBETH. Beneath ENGLAND; Type of mark: Manufacturer's mark; Method: Impressed; Notes: On neck above decorator's mark. This is the standard mark for Doulton Ware (Lambeth factory) from 1891-1902.




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