A lovely Art Deco 8" Royal Doulton 'New Style' vase from the second decade of the 20th century.
This vase is one of the patterns that were launched in about 1912 as Doulton's 'New Style' vases. The vase shows the more brutal angular shapes of the Art Deco period, contrasting strongly with the Victorian designs of the end of the 19th century. It has the impressed Doulton Circle Mark with Crown and Lion underneath. This vase is illustrated on page 217 of Desmond Eyles' 'The Doulton Lambeth Wares'. Surprisingly, the vase has no artist's incised monogram underneath.
The vase is in perfect original condition, but, as can be seen in the photo, there are some very small areas where the black drip-glaze has not covered the stoneware.