Ewer, miniature chrysanthemums, porcelain (bone china), painted by Fred Hancock, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A ewer, made of moulded white bone china, with a bell shaped body, bearing a decoration of chrysanthemums. A foot ring rises to a bell shaped body, with a flaring neck and an elongated cut away spout. A moulded loop handle, in the form of a winged griffin, extends from the body to the shoulder. The lower half of the body is decorated with yellow, petal shaped panels, painted with flowers and dots in raised ivory enamels on a yellow and gold stippled background. An embossed scrolling floral design separates each panel. Above this, the body is decorated with miniature chrysanthemums in white, red, pink, orange, yellow and green on a pale yellow background.The neck and spout are decorated with a raised gold scrolling foliate design and white enamel dots on a pink and gold stippled background. The handle is painted pink, gold and yellow. The edge of the foot ring and the rim of the spout and neck are edged in gold. The inside rim is in gold and 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 and text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Maker's number on base, transfer printed in brown 'Rd No 173516'. Sunburst paper label adhered to base, handwritten in pencil '1/X'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, handwritten in black ink 'B14'.