Royal Doulton Stoneware Slater's Patent Lambeth Burslem Vase c.1900
The large vase decorated with gilded florals and leaves, the shoulder with molded with trailing vine with upright stylised fern leaves below.
John Slater (1844 - 1914) was the Art Director at Doulton & Co. Burslem from 1887 until his death in 1914. He studied at the Stoke-on-Trent School of Design and worked at Minton and then Pinder, Bourne & Co.,
As well as being a painter, Slater was involved in the development of many of the special glazes and techniques. "Doulton & Slaters Patent", a process which involves the use of lace fabrics impressed into the surface of clay as a decorative technique.