A Doulton Lambeth silicon ware jug, decanter or flask. It was made for DCL (The Distillers Company Limited), celebrating their Scotch Whisky winning the Gold Medal at Edinburgh in 1886, a very important advertising feature at the time. A lovely Egyptian frieze featuring horse-drawn chariots and armed warriors in a variety of poses, all between two bands of stylized flowers. The front face shows the Scottish coat of arms, and firms address in a central panel. Impressed on the base Doulton Silicon Lambeth (which dates it to about the 1890s) and 9963. There was much interest at that time in the ancient world and its pottery as excavations were being carried out around the Mediterranean. Silicon ware was peculiar to Doulton, it is similar to stoneware, with a different body and fired at a higher temperature making the production more expensive and the ware is very sturdy. The flask would date from soon after the medal win of 1886. A rare piece, not often seen now. Size: 18.5cm (7¼), about 13cm wide; unpacked, it weighs 920 g. Condition: excellent vintage condition, free of crazing, cracks, repairs. All the decals are very good. On the handle there is a spot where some clear glaze has landed from another pot. No crazing, cracks or chips, a good consistent sound when tapped. Please view all the pictures as they complete the description. While I do my best to reproduce the true colours of the pieces, they will vary slightly from system to system, and in actual viewing they will vary under differing lighting. All white spots are purely light reflections from the camera flash. The item will first be wrapped bubble before packing securely in a solid box with lots of peanuts earthquake proof. Just occasionally this could extend to 2-3 days, however. The item “Doulton Lambeth Silicon Ware DCL Scotch Whisky Jug/Decanter-Egyptian Motifs. VGC” is in sale since Saturday, October 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery, Glass\Pottery, Porcelain\Royal Doulton\Other Royal Doulton”. The seller is “the-sweet-tricorn” and is located in Oakleigh, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Object Type: Decanter / Flask
- Brand: Doulton