Ewer, chrysanthemums, earthenware, painted by J Kitteridge, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1885-1891
A ewer, made of wheel-thrown white earthenware, bearing a decoration of chrysanthemums. Foot ring rising to an ovoid body, curving sharply to shoulder, surmounted by a short, narrow neck, with flaring lip and spout. A mould-made high loop handle extends from the shoulder to the rim. The body is decorated with chrysanthemums, painted mainly in orange, yellow, white, green, blue, pink and mauve and outlined in gold, on a matt off-white and clouded gold background. The neck and rim are decorated with a band of gold dots, a band of raised white enamel rosettes and a gold transfer printed diaper pattern. The handle is painted in solid gold. The rim and base are edged in gold. The interior and neck are partially decorated in clouded gold.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlooping 'D's. Maker's number on base,impressed text '2498'. Maker's mark on base, impressed text, 'DOULTON'. Maker's number on base, handwritten in red brown '1 C742 JK'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink, 'B26'.