Very Rare Frank A. Butler Large Doulton TYG Commemorative 1880 In VGC


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Very Rare Frank A. Butler Large Doulton TYG Commemorative 1880 In VGC

This is an incredibly rare large stoneware tyg made by one to the Doulton factory's leading artist/designers, Frank A Butler and decorated by possibly Mary Aitken at the Lambeth factory in 1880 and was made : 'in commemoration of the general election of 1880, when for the first time in its history the west riding of Yorkshire returned six liberal representatives to parliament'. It is depicted in the fore-mentioned large tyg / loving cup form with a panel of beautifully realised hand incised and painted relief white rose (York) flower heads amid stems and leaves, the above inscription to the next panel, and 'Fitzwilliam, Leatham, Cavendish, Wilson, Ramsden, Fairbairn High Sheriff Sir Charles W. Strickland, Bart. April 1880' to the last. the handles are nicely realised and glazed blue/grey and buff brown, while to the rim is a relief chain link band. The base is stamped with the Doulton Lambeth mark and a retailer's mark - 'John Mortlock & Co. Oxford Street London' as well as Butler's & Aitken's hand inscribed monograms plus various other marks

Measures approx 16cm high x 18cm wide and in very good condition for age

Will be well packaged and sent via 48hr courier

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