What's for sale?
This is a large Crown Ducal vase in their classic chintz pattern, A500, from around 1920.
It's a six-sided vase, beautifully proportioned and complimented by a hexagonal mouth. This shape of vase was produced with a variety of patterns and this pattern was available on a variety of forms, including bowls, plates, biscuit barrels and rose bowls.
It is a very colourful, transfer pattern of birds, flowers, leaves and berries and a very typical, busy, chintz pattern. The rim has also been edged with a single line of gold-coloured paint. We're not aware of a name for this pattern and Crown Ducal didn't name them all.
Who made it and when?
Crown Ducal Ware was a range produced by A G Richardson of Tunstall, Staffordshire, England. The maker's mark on the base was in use from around 1918 to 1922:
- "A500" in gold is the pattern number
- Then there is the Crown Ducal strap-and-buckle style stamp above
- A.G.R & Co Ltd
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- No chips or cracks
- The gold line around the rim is very worn and missing in parts
What are the measurements?
- 28.5cm high (11 inches)
- 15cm in diameter (6 inches)
- 994 grams
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