Frank A Butler
Doulton Artist

This is a catalogue of work by Doulton artist Frank A Butler.

Frank A Butler worked at Doultons for nearly 40 years from 1872 to 1911. He was a man of creative genius, whose work was admired by both Queen Victoria and William Gladstone. Butler was profoundly deaf and nearly mute. From his own isolated world he produced a prolific output of varied styles. Geometric shapes, floral designs and even animal shapes decorated his work. Frequently he moulded the wet clay into unusual shapes by pressure from the inside of the vessel.

Frank A Butler - a 28cm (11in) Doulton Lambeth vase - 720

An exciting and different 28cm Doulton Lambeth vase by one of the top class designers of the late 19th century...
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A 7" Doulton Lambeth vase by Frank A Butler

This Doulton Lambeth vase is one of Frank Butler's lovely organic shapes...
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A 7.25in (18cm) Doulton Lambeth vase designed by Frank A Butler - 565

Frank Butler at his best. A bright lively and colourful compact example of Doulton Lambeth...
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A 7.25in Doulton Lambeth bowl by Frank A Butler

This 7.25in (18.5cm) Doulton Lambeth stoneware bowl tests the skill of the potter and decorator...
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Frank A Butler - a Doulton Lambeth Iznik-style stoneware vase - 756

This 25cm (10in) Doulton Lambeth vase reflects the interest in Persian and Middle Eastern.

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A Royal Doulton 35cm (13.75in) vase by Frank Butler – 812

Frank Butler found it difficult to be boring. This large 13.75in (35cm) vase with its elaborate design...


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Frank Butler - a pair of Doulton Lambeth stoneware vases – 3451

This superb pair of Doulton Lambeth 32cm (11in) vases are the cream of this collection...

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Frank Butler - a Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau 30cm (12in) vase – 566

Was Frank Butler ever boring? His detail is always bold and never pedestrian...
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A 12in (30cm) reticulated Doulton Lambeth vase by Frank A Butler - 3340

B for Butler, but never B for boring! Frank Butler, a master of creativity...
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Frank A Butler - a 14.5in (36cm) Doulton Lambeth vase - 3214

An eye-catching big vase that makes no apology for its self-important appearance...
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A Doulton Lambeth 12.5in (31cm) vase designed by Frank Butler - 3280

Frank Butler may have been a man who verbally had great difficulty communicating with his peers...
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A Doulton Lambeth 8.75in vase by Frank A Butler

This exceptionally adventurous Doulton Lambeth 8.75in (22cm) vase combines the usual free flowing Butler patterns with a geometric pattern...


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A 10in (25cm) Royal Doulton vase by Frank Butler

A 10in Royal Doulton Art Nouveau vase by one of Doulton’s most creative designers...
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Frank Butler - a 35cm (14in) Doulton Lambeth vase - 370

A magnificent statuesque 35cm (14in) Doulton Lambeth vase from the last decade of the 19th century...
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A large Doulton Lambeth vase by Frank A Butler - 869

A large (28.5cm – 11.5in) Doulton Lambeth vase by one of the most creative of the 19th century...
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A Doulton Lambeth tea pot and sugar basin by Frank A Butler - 708 & 709

This delightful Doulton Lambeth duo, by one of Doulton's finest designers is certainly not suitable for making cups of tea...
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Frank A Butler - An early Doulton Lambeth cream jug and sugar basin – 342 & 343

A couple of little Doulton Lambeth gems by one of the finest designers ever to work at Doultons...
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A 6.75in (17cm) Doulton Lambeth tube-lined jug designed by Frank Butler - 3131

Frank Butler was never afraid of innovation...
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Frank Butler - a 7.5in Doulton Lambeth jardiniere - 165

This lovely Doulton Lambeth 7.5in (9cm) tall jardinière is, for Frank Butler, a restrained item...
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Frank Butler - a 30cm Doulton Lambeth vase - 2406

A mint condition Doulton Lambeth example of the work of this creative genius...
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Doulton Lambeth ewer by Frank A Butler

A 9.5" ewer by Frank A Butler, probably made shortly after he joined Doultons in 1872...
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