British Art Pottery a good Royal Doulton Sung Flambe Vase - Fred Moore C.1920's
A good British Art Pottery Royal Doulton 'Sung' flambe Vase bearing the monogram for Frederick Moore - A good example of Doulton flambe having a deep rich oxblood colour 'sang-de-boeuf"
Difficult to photograph, some images taken with camera flash
Good Antique Condition
5.5 inches (14cm) height approx
Flambe glazes, termed "sang-de-boeuf" (oxblood) were in use by the Chinese from the 11th century, and the effect was achieved by using copper oxide as a colouring agent and firing the object in a reducing atmosphere. European potters were not able to master the technique until the early 20th century. The Royal Doulton company employed the potter Bernard Moore, who had been experimenting with flambe glazes for many years, as a consultant. In 1904 the company was able to produce its first flambe wares, and they were exhibited at the St. Louis World's Fair in that year. As well as vases and bowls, around 1908 Doulton commenced producing animal figures with a flambe glaze and production of flambe wares continued during the 20th century. Over 2,000 different animal figures were produced over the years.
In 1920 Doulton under designer and artist Charles Noke, introduced "Sung" wares, which used a flambe glaze together with painted and gilt decoration. Various sized vases and bowls were painted with fish, birds or pixies over a background streaked with blue, yellow and green. Most of these pieces are signed by the artists of the time such as Harry Nixon and Fred Moore