Posted on February 22, 2021
Doulton Lambeth Saltglaze Stoneware Jug Frank Butler. Mythical Beast Handle
A really fabulous Doulton Lambeth saltglazed stoneware art pottery jug by leading artist Frank Butler. The piece is beautifully decorated all over the body which has been divided into bulbous segments by the use of vertical beaded borders. Each segment features raised flower heads with spiralling bands of beads, stylised floral forms and coloured in a typical mix of Doulton blues and browns and greens. What makes this piece so special is the frilled top rim and the handle – modelled as a mythical creature with flowing mane and double tail. Unfortunately, the head of the creature is missing. There is also a chip to the rim. Also, a slight crack to the creature’s mane – this does not affect the handle underneath. A skilled restorer could return this piece to former glory. See all photos to assess. For a similar example see page 104 in Royal Doulton – A Legacy of Excellence by Whittecar & Rimpley. The item “DOULTON LAMBETH SALTGLAZE STONEWARE JUG FRANK BUTLER. MYTHICAL BEAST HANDLE” is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Stoneware\Doulton Lambeth”. The seller is “djhjeh” and is located in Bournemouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Stoneware
- Use: Decorative
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Date: c.1840-c.1900
- Sub-Type: British
- Product Type: Jug.
- Manufacturer/ Type: Doulton Lambeth