A mint condition Doulton Lambeth example of the work of this creative genius. Butler like to show form with colour, and colour with form. In this example he did so by pushing out the brown foliate designs from the inside of the soft clay form, and then glazing them.
The 30cm (12in) vase has an impressed Doulton Lambeth mark with the word ‘ENGLAND’ underneath, dating the vase to the period 1892-1902. It also has the incised monograms of Frank Butler and his assistant, Bessie Newbery. The vase was numbered 2406 by Butler.
Frank Butler worked at Doultons for nearly 40 years from 1872 to 1911. He was a man of creative genius, whose work was admired by both Queen Victoria and William Gladstone. Butler was profoundly deaf and nearly mute. From his own isolated world he produced a prolific output of varied styles. Geometric shapes, floral designs and even animal shapes decorated his work. Frequently he moulded the wet clay into unusual shapes by pressure from the inside of the vessel.
The vase is in mint condition, with no chips cracks, crazing restoration or significant scratches.
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The vase weighs 1212gr, and is suitable for airmail shipping by ‘Small Packet’.
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