Doulton Lambeth Stoneware High Victorian Gothic Bottle Vase & Stopper designed by Eliza Simmance c.1880
Height: 30cm (12 inches)
The body and stopper carved with powerful swirling Gothic designs with white beading and all glazed in soft hues.
impressed Doulton Lambeth mark, Elizabeth Simmance Inscribed mark and '728.R.
John Doulton said "Every piece of the company's art stoneware was a unique item"
Doulton was the first factory in England to establish an art pottery studio. IN 1871, Henry Doulton son John launched a studio at the Lambeth pottery, and offered work to designers and artists from the nearby Lambeth School of Art. The first to be engaged was George Tinworth followed by artists such as the Hannah Barlow Frank Butler, Mark V Marshall ( formerly T.C.Brown Westhead Moore & Co.) and Eliza Simmance.
It was unusual for a 19th century pottery manufacturers to allow their artists to sign their work however, at the Lambeth studio pieces artists were encouraged to sign their pieces.