K473N* 1930s Royal Doulton Flambe fruit bowl
1930s Royal Doulton Flambé fruit bowl ($450)
Diameter: 250mm Height: 60mm
Flambé' is recognized as the most outstanding of Doulton's technical achievements.
Flambé' glazes, fox blood in colour, were produced and used by the Chinese from the C11. It was known as 'sang-de-boeuf' or sang ware.
European potters were not able to master the technique.
After much experimentation Doulton's produced it's flambé' ware, for exhibition, in 1904. From 1908 they began producing animal figures with a flambé' glaze.
In 1920 Doulton's Creative Director and noted artist Charles Noke introduced 'Sang Wares', which used a flambé' glaze together with painted decorations of outstanding quality.
It was technically difficult and expensive to produce and was aimed at the high end of the market.
While this bowl is unsigned it is attributed to Charles Noke as the designer.
It is also the first piece of Royal Doulton flambé' we have been able to afford to purchase for resale.
The associated photographs are of the bowl and the backstamp.
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