Dessert plate, roses, painted by William George Hodkinson, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A bone china dessert plate, decorated with four cartouches of roses. A circular foot ring rises to a concave upper face, with a deep well, a wide border and a lobed rim. The well is edged in a band of rosettes, scrolls and dots in raised gold. The border is divided into four cartouches, each edged in gold dots and gold scrolls and each decorated with a different spray of roses, in raised white and brown enamel and raised gold leaves and dots, on a pale brown background. The divisions between each cartouche are decorated with a floral spray, in raised white enamel and gold leaves, on a transfer-printed, fine gold-dotted background. The rim is edged in gold and gold scrolls.
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. Artist's signature on front face, written in brown 'W.G.Hodkinson'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, printed in red, with the number written in black ink 'Doulton & Co / 54'. Starburst paper label adhered to base, written in black ink '1WGH / LT/T/-'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...420'.