Plate, flowers, porcelain, painted by Fred Hancock, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A bone china plate, decorated at centre with an arrangement of flowers. A circular foot ring rises to a concave upper face, with a shallow well and an undulating rim. The border is decorated with six cartouches defined by relief scrolls and moulded scrolls and piercings between each panel. The well is painted with an arrangement of flowers, mainly in red, white and yellow, with green foliage, on a white background. The well is edged in transfer printed gold dots. The panels on the border are painted pale yellow-brown and decorated with sprays of flowers and dots in raised gold. The moulded scrolls are also highlighted in gold and the rim is edged in gold.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's and text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Maker's numbers on base, written in gold 'RA 1330 / c6226 / B'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, printed in red and written in black ink 'Doulton & Co / Shape...Chatsworth pced / Number...c6226 / Price'. Artist's signature on front, written in brown 'FHancock'. Starburst paper label adhered to back, written in pencil '7 / (Eng pounds) H/H/-'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...404'.