Jardiniere, Australian Federation 1901 Commemorative Ware, earthenware, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1901
Large earthenware jardiniere with a circular body and concave base with an unpronounced foot ring. The sides of the jardiniere are also convex and rise to form a narrow shoulder with a short out curving neck. The exterior of the vessel is white with a gilt line around the rim and green transfer print on the body. The transfer includes images of a light horseman and infantry man flanking a medallion portrait of Queen Victoria above a banner. Above this are medallions with busts of the Earl of Hopetoun and Sir Henry Parkes inside a floral circle. On either side of this is also a portrait medallion of the Duke and Duchess of York. Surrounding this are also sprays of roses, waratah, daisy-like flowers and leptospermums. On the inside of the lip is a floral band of rosettes and flowers.
Underneath the medallion portrait of Queen Victoria is, 'AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION 1901' with a quote from Joseph Chamberlain underneath, 'MAY THE UNION BETWEEN THE COLONIES / AND THE MOTHER-LAND, NOW / CEMENTED BY THEIR BLOOD, BE FOR / EVER MAINTAINED / Joseph Chamberlain'. On the base of the jardiniere is the maker's mark, 'DOULTON BURSLEM / ENGLAND'.