Plate, roses and gold scrolls, porcelain (bone china), painted by Percy Curnock, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A bone china plate, decorated with four cartouches of roses and gold scrolls. A circular foot ring rises to a concave upper face, with a deep well, a wide border and an undulating rim. The well is edged in a finely-patterned band of gold scrolls, a band of fine gold dots and a wide band of solid, dull gold clouds. The border is decorated with four differently shaped cartouches, each edged in elaborate gold scrolls and raised bands of fine gold dots. The cartouches are painted with arrangements of roses, in red, pink, yellow and white, with green leaves and yellow, green and white backgrounds. The cartouches are set on a cobalt blue background, decorated with fine floral sprays and dots in raised gold. The rim is edged in two fine bands of 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 and text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Maker's mark on base, written in blue 'RA'. Maker's number on base, in impressed text 'B / 3-98'. Starburst paper label adhered to base, written in pencil '3 PC / X/X/='. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...425'. Rectangular paper label adhered to back, written in black ink 'B155'.