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Posted 11 months ago

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vetraio50
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The op shops here in Sydney have been a wasteland recently. I have had to change tactic in order to find anything interesting to my eye. A week ago I resisted the temptation to get up early and head off to the Saturday morning market in Surry Hills. But just before midday I thought I would go and have look if only to say hello to the people that I have met there for the last twenty years. It is a social event, too.

I saw nothing of interest to me that I could or would afford, but ...... on one of the tables I found this vase at midday for $8.

By midday it should have gone at that price, surely?
What was it?
It looked like a nicely potted piece of simple shape ...
Nice frieze decoration of old English roses ....
Aesthetic Movement .....
Signed nicely with a mark I do not recognise ...
Torquay, Watcombe ....
A bit battered ....
Nice foot.
Nice colours.
Just not my 'thing'. But ....

"At that price, I will take it, thanks. I like it"

And off I went home. It had marks underneath but they were not immediately familiar. The rose decoration was in high relief. But I did not recognise the marks. The impressed mark was so faint on the bottom the glaze had totally covered it. I kept coming back to it for a week and finally got out the blue light torch to see if that would help to see under the glaze.

I made out an oval shape with two bumps to each side. I could see 1883 in the centre. There were letters but they were took faint.

Off to the net and I searched through the Torquay marks, the French marks and finally decided to just go through the English marks page by page. And there it was ... the oval shape I was looking for. Doulton? Impasto? Impasto described the frieze technique of the roses exactly.

I googled "Doulton Impasto" and knew I was on the right track finally. I saw that there was a vase here in Sydney at the Powerhouse Museum with the same rose frieze; a bigger better vase though. Same year and by Fannie J. Allen.

F.J.A. in a monogram!

Description
Aesthetic taste vase, earthenware, impasto decoration by Fannie J. Allen, Doulton and Co., Lambeth, England, 1883

Cylindrical body with a yellowish glaze inside, the body painted in green with a frieze decorated with sprays of white, yellow and grey blossoms. Doulton Impasto Vase.

Made: Fannie J. Allen; Lambeth, England; 1883

Made: Doulton & Co (Lambeth works); Lambeth, England; 1883

Marks:
On base, impressed: "Doulton Impasto" mark with "1883" in centre. "C". Incised: monogram of Fannie J. Allen, "849".

Doulton Impasto Ware was launched at the Lambeth Studio in February 1879. The technique involved slip painting on the raw clay to create a richly textured effect. High-fired vitrified non-porous salt-glazed ceramic made of a hard grey-brown material (stoneware) on which designs were drawn, a part or the whole then being richly coloured. These wares were made until 1914.

Doulton became Royal Doulton in 1901.

High : 11 cm or 4.3"
Wide: 9 cm or 3.5"

Comments

  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks mustangT, nldionne and to you too for those kindest of words Sean B!
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Great bit of detective work and a nice find !~
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 11 months ago
    great story vetraio....and an even greater find!!!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks Phil, Bhock, bratjdd and czechman too!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks petey!
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 months ago
    Wow what a detective story! Intrigue, romance, and finally the who done it!
    Just terrific. Great one V!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks eye4 and to you too Amber!
  8. Justanovice Justanovice, 11 months ago
    You just have 'the eye' vetraio!!! Gut feeling, whatever - you just have it!! Wonderful find! Don't you just love it when that happens?? :) You get home, start researching - then discover a whole new world around the item just purchased! Wonderful!!
  9. toracat toracat, 11 months ago
    As soon as I win the Lottery I will fly you over and have you do some detective work for me!! Good work on that great Vase!! Even Fannie is smiling down at you!
  10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 11 months ago
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Hi all and thanks to you for these kind comments. My eye has done me well on this occasion. Fanny and the other Doulton artists of the period did some great work. There is still so much to learn.
    Thanks Geno, Toracat, Moonstonelover, eye4, TedS, austro, justanovice, gargoylecollector and CW too!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks mikelv85!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks miederman!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  15. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Beautiful ! Good eye you found a treasure after reading all your work you did to determine maker . Love it
  16. musikchoo musikchoo, 11 months ago
    I Love it!! Got a few pieces.
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks Mani and to you too musikchoo! Love to see 'em!
  18. inky inky, 11 months ago
    Lovely!..:-)
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks inky!
  20. Budek Budek, 11 months ago
    AWESOME! Beautiful impasto glaze, nice form, great story!
    Thanks for all of it!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks JayHow!
  23. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 11 months ago
    Wow! Awesome find and it is very pretty!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks for the love and the kind comments betweenthelens!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN68!
  26. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    Your welcome KevinG:)
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Chi Treasures!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks Agram!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks yet again moonstoneL!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks donnaj!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks AGRAM!

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