Lamp, birds and flowers, earthenware, decorated by Leonard Langley, made by Doulton and Co, Burslem, England, c. 1890-1910.
A wheelmade, earthenware lamp base, with a tapering bulbous body, decorated with birds and flowers. A circular foot ring rises to a bulbous lower body, which tapers to a narrower rim. The body is painted dark brown and is decorated with three gold-painted, flying birds in high relief, set on a dull brown cloud, edged in gold. The base is also decorated with red branches of dull gold blossoms, gold trees and grasses, platinum flowers and clouds of irregular gold dots. The foot ring and rim are edged in gold.
A wheelmade, earthenware fuel container, with a cylindrical body and a wider, curved top, surmounted by a cylindrical central opening for the fuel. The opening is threaded for attaching the lamp glass. The top is painted dark brown and decorated with red branches of dull gold blossoms and clouds of irregular gold dots. The body and opening are undecorated. The body inserts into the base of the lamp.