We know that these vases were made before 1924 as one is signed by Bessie Newbery, who left Doulton in that year after over 40 years’ service. For that date, Francis Pope showed a remarkable sense of adventure in his selection of design and colour.
A pair of 10in (25cm) vases , signed by Francis C Pope and numbered 28. They both have the impressed Royal Doulton mark with crown and lion, and one has the monogram of Bessie Newbery, which date the vase to pre-1923 when she retired from Doultons. The vases weigh 2140g.