An exuberant pair of 10.5" (26cm) floral Art Nouveau tubelined Royal Doulton vases by one of the most fastidious ceramic artists of the early 20th century - Jane Hurst and Bessie Newbery.
The vases probably date from the first two decades of the 20th century. The design has left the intricate detail of Victorian design well behind, and the designers rejoiced in the new bold freedom of expression. The vases have the Royal Doulton impressed mark with crown and lion and the series number 8075D. One also has the incised monogram of Jane Hurst, and the other, that of Bessie Newbery.
One vase had a chip underneath, which has been professionally restored, and is undectable to the naked eye. Apart from this the vases are in excellent condition with no cracks, crazing, other restoration. There are miniscule scratches around the outer surface of the lower part of one vase, which do not detract from the vase. Please note the variation in colour intensity between the two vases; they are by different artists.