A vase marking the transition from Victorian designs to Art Nouveau. Gone are the elaborate incised designs that characterised the period before the vase was made (1902), but as yet the soft colours of the Art nouveau period have not arrived.
The 9.75in (24cm) vase has the Royal Doulton impressed mark with crown and lion. It is signed in monogram by Eliza Simmance, and numbered 145 by her. It is also signed by Eliza Simmance’s assistant, Jane Hurst. The impressed ‘C’ underneath indicates a coded date of 1902. The vase weighs 1053g.