Posted 6 years ago
When I saw these vases on ebay, I just had to grab them. This shape is rare and the hand painted pattern too. Quite an impressive size - 13''. It seems to me not many people are collecting now Fieldings' pottery, unlike 20 -30 years ago. In the 80s and 90s the prices were much higher for a Crown Devon pieces than nowadays. I'm not complaining, this is good for me as a collector. I was able to acquire some nice examples of their ware without breaking my (small) budget.
These vases are from the late 19th or early 20th century as other vellum 'royals' from SF & Co. They bear the lion on crown back stamp. The royals illustrate the technical ability of Fielding pottery and the increasing quality of their products during what many believe to be the heyday of the company.