Doulton Slaters Chine Bowl FERNIERE c. 1880s to 1891

This is a true quality museum piece measuring 6 3/4" high, 7 1/2" across the opening an about 9 1/2" at its widest part. Red bands with gold are around the top and bottom. Flowers are painted in white or blue with gold leaves, stems and edges of the petals on a lace background of light green to dark blue. It is heavy: 5-6#. It has been on top shelf of a display cabinet for about 30 years and visitors rave at its beauty. But, t are things about this lovely piece you should know...

Inside the bowl are pieces of clay which were not cleaned out before the pot was put into the killn. T is a very fine crack (like an upside down Y) about 1" from the top of the rim into the bowl and part of the base crack (described in the next paragraph) has begun to show thru. It is stained between 1/2 and 3/4 of the way down from the top rim and must have been used as a planter without a lining.

On the bottom under a coat of clear glaze are the artists marks (E and F) an embossed logo used at that time, etc. Handwritten "For X 2512" ENGLAND is stamped in black ink. Crazing on the bottom as well as a crack that looks like a very thin bit of steam rising out of an outline of a mountain.

John Slater was the manager of the Burslem Doulton factory when the chine process became the rage all over the globe, and he and Doulton shared a joint
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