A skillfully executed Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase by Louise E Edwards dated 1878. The vase is of baluster-form with narrow elongated flared neck. The body is decorated with incised, stylised foliate and floral design over a delicately slip-decorated ground. Geometric foliate design around its neck. Impressed Doulton Lambeth mark used c1876 to 1880 and dated 1878. Unusual incised signature in script; "L E Edwards Lambeth School of Art" (for artist Louise E Edwards). Monogrammed EM (for Senior Assistant Emma Martin). Pattern number 567. The vase is 36 cm in height.
This vase is in excellent original condition. No chips, cracks, crazing or restoration. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
After attending the Lambeth School of Art, Louise E Edwards worked at Doulton from c1873 to 1890. She specialsed in finely incised foliate, floral and scrollwork designs - some suggesting a Persian influence. She sometimes combined pate-sur-pate (or slip) painting with incised and carved decoration. Emma Martin worked at Doulton from 1875 to 1890 as a Senior Assistant.
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