Pre-Felton acquisitions included:

  • 3 vases and a dish (various decorators). Purchased 1895. NGV 253 to 256-D2

[photo: Vase, decorated by Elizabeth Wilkins (NGV 255-D2)]

All four pieces acquired in 1895 were bought directly from Harold Rathbone, one of the founders of this relatively short-lived pottery, which was active at Birkenhead, Cheshire, from 1894 to 1901.

For the company’s Renaissance revival aims, and discussion of Pre-Raphaelite parallels, see Terence Lane (1980), as cited below.


For details and reproductions, see and; see also Lane Decorative Arts (1980), p.87 (reproducing “Angel” Vase [NGV 253-D2])