Dessert plate, irises in 'Spanish style', porcelain, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1902-1914
A porcelain plate, decorated with an arrangement of irises. A circular foot ring rises to a concave upper face, with fluted sides and a serrated edge. The plate is painted in Spanish style, with an arrangement of five irises, mainly in red, purple, pink, blue and green, with white enamel highlights and raised gold outline. Behind the irises are purple daisies, with green leaves. The decoration is set on an off-white and gold clouded background. The rim is edged in gold clouding.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in purple, lion on top of crown surmounting text 'ROYAL DOULTON / ENGLAND' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's and text 'Rd. No. 72067'. Maker's mark and number impressed on base 'DOULTON' and '5 00'. Maker's number on base, written in black 'C774'. Starburst paper label adhered to back, written in pencil 'H1 / Y/X/-'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...481'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink 'B158'.