Box with lid, irises, earthenware, made by Doulton and Co., Burslem, England, 1895-1914.
A box, made from wheel-thrown earthenware, circular in shape and painted brown and ochre. A concave base rises to a curved wall, forming a circular, squat body, with an instep at the rim to hold the lid. The exterior is painted dark brown and the interior is painted ochre.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, featuring text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central scroll and text 'HOLBEIN WARE', with text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Maker's mark on base, in impressed text, 'DOULTON'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink 'B74'.