Teapot, 'Morrisian Ware', earthenware, made by Doulton and Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A mould-made, earthenware teapot, with a tall body, decorated with two images of Victorian women. A rectangular base, with four feet, rises to a tall body, with two circular sides and an oval-shaped, undulating rim. At the back is a scroll handle and at the front a tall spout. The sides are decorated with Morrissian style panels, one panel depicting a woman sitting in an outdoor setting holding a flower, the other depicting a woman sitting on a wall in between two pot plants, holding a parasol.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in dark brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's and the text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Starburst paper label adhered to base, with no text. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...579'. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink 'B110'.