Unusually shaped Royal Doulton salt-glaze stoneware vase by Francis Pope c1920. Tube-lined Art Nouveau stylised foliate and floral design on four panels. Incised Royal Doulton mark used 1912-1956 and mongram (faint but visible) FCP for Francis C. Pope. The vase measures 22.5cm in height and 7cm across its neck.
Francis C. Pope is one of Doulton's better known designers. He was a very versatile artist creating and executing various designs using tubelined, brush-lined and slip-cast methods as well as working with a number of different glaze finishes. Pope also modelled in teracotta, ornaments and architectural features such as medallions and portrait busts. He worked at Doulton from 1880 to 1925. For information on Royal Doulton visit our Maker's History pages.