A Royal Doulton Art Nouveau 4.75" (12cm) vase by one of the leading ceramic artists of the 1st quarter of the 20th century - Bessie Newbery.
This vase can be dated accurately. The design dates from 1910 as can be seen on p218 of Desmond Eyles' 'The Doulton Lambeth Wares', where this design is illustrated. The manufacture dates from 1922/3. The vase has the impressed Doulton Mark with Lion, which started use in 1922, and Bessie Newbery, who made the vase finished at Doultons in 1923 after 42 years. This vase is one of the early brush-lined vases. After the Victorian period, tubelining was in vogue, but a change came about in about 1910 and, partly for economic reasons, brushlining became the popular decorative technique.
The vase in in mint condition with no chips, cracks, crazing restoration or scratches.