Collection Online
40.7 × 40.8 × 40.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Burslem, Staffordshire, England
printed in red on base c.: (crowned lion passant) / (crown) / ROYAL DOULTON / (four interlocking Ds) / ENGLAND
painted in brown (diagonally) above outside rim of base l.c.: E. Raby (underlined) / .
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of William Pulteney Mein, 1962
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
The lush, romantic floral painting of this vase was executed by Edward Raby, a flower painter who specialised in roses and who was one of the Doulton factory’s most talented decorators. Raby made detailed studies of floral specimens to be translated into porcelain painting; however, his finished decorations are less interested in botanical accuracy than in soft and muted effects, often influenced by Japanese art.