Plaque, two dancing women, earthenware, made by Royal Doulton, Burslem, England, 1902-1914.
An earthenware plaque, oval in shape, bearing a decoration of two dancing women playing musical instruments. The plaque is flat at the back and convex at the front. The front face is decorated using the 'Chine' technique, with an impressed, fine open weave pattern and painted with a scene of two women. The women have long brown hair and long dresses, mainly in green, brown, yellow, white, red and blue. Both women are dancing and facing each other while playing the cymbals. The scene is set on a mainly brown background and a mainly green, yellow and brown ground line.
Maker's trademark at back, transfer printed in green, lion on top of crown surmounting text 'ROYAL DOULTON / ENGLAND' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's. Beneath is text 'DOULTON & SLATER'S / PATENT / U.S.PATENT / 314,002'. Starburst paper label adhered to back, written in black ink 'BK/-'.