Tureen, flowers, porcelain, painted by Robert Allen, made by Doulton and Co, Burslem, England, 1899.
A tureen, made from moulded fine bone china, with an oval-shaped body, bearing a decoration of flowers. A flaring, oval foot rises to an oval body, with an inverted lip. Two squared loop handles extend vertically at either end. The upper body is decorated in Lactolian style, with a continuous band of floral motifs in pale orange, green, blue and gold. The foot and handles are painted green and edged in gold. The lip is edged in gold.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in green, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's. Beneath is text 'ENGLAND'. Artist's signature on base, written in black 'R Allen'. Starburst paper on base, bearing no text. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, printed in red with text 'Doulton & Co LIMITED and written in black ink 'RA 3413'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No320'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink B81'.