A superb Art Nouveau Royal Doulton stoneware flask from the very early 20th century.
This flask shrieks of the start of the Art Nouveau period, with applied designs reminiscent of Charles Renee MacKintosh, and a colour so typical of the period. The flask has the Doulton Circle mark with Crown and Lion that started in 1902, and the monogram of Maud Bowden. It also has the impressed mark of Olive Dale, who worked with Maud Bowden. Page 199 of Desmond Eyles' 'The Doulton Lambeth Wares' has the flask shape illustrated and similar applied designs. This dates the flask to about 1902-10.
The flask is in perfect condition, with no chips, cracks, crazing or restoration.