This remarkable 10.5" (26.5cm) vase was made in the last decade of the 19th century. For the period, in which elaborate Victorian design was the norm, it is a highly innovative example.
The vase is signed by Eleanor Tosen and another artist, whose signature is indecipherable. Eleanor Tosen is recorded as having started at Doultons in 1885, and the lack of the word 'Royal' in the backstamp would suggest a date before 1901 when Doulton became Royal Doulton. For this period, the vase represented a clean break with the traditions of the elaborate designs of the Victorian period. The vase has an early design number (368) impressed underneath.
The vase is in excellent condition, with no cracks, chips, crazing or restoration.