Classically elegant Doulton Lambeth Slaters stoneware vase c1895. Twin-handles on a baluster-form body. Beautifully crafted floral and foliate design on slater ground with blue-green glazed neck and rim. The vase is 24.5 cm in height. Incised Doulton Lambeth mark (used 1902-1921) and Doulton Slaters Patent mark. Signed with the artist's monogram p: (Annie Partridge), ttt (Eleanor Tosen) and JG (Jessie Gandy). Pattern number 9658. Impressed mark for the London Art Union.
Annie Partridge worked at Doulton from 1882 to 1913 – starting as a junior assistance then as senior assistant from 1890. Eleanor Tosen worked at Doulton from 1885 to 1920. She also produced some original designs marked ET. Jessie Gandy worked at Doulton from 1881 to 1889. She is initially listed as a junior assistant but later became a faience painter.
The description Slaters was given to an unusual type of decoration which evolved in the 1880's. This was created by John Slater (manager of Doulton's Burslem Pottery) and was used predominantly between 1885 and 1915. The distinctive feature of these wares is a textured background achieved by pressing moistened pieces of textured fabric into the soft clay. A design was then applied over the textured body. The process was patented jointly by Doulton and Slater. For more information on Doulton visit our Maker's History pages.
Doulton Lambeth Slater Twin Handled Art Union Vase c1895
This vase is in excellent original condition. No chips, cracks, crazing or restoration. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.