Unique Prototype Doulton Chinese Jade Chess Piece Unsigned and Firing Faults
Unique Prototype Doulton Chinese Jade Chess Piece Unsigned and Firing Faults c1920. This is an unique prototype trial chess piece decorated in Chines Jade Glaze by Doulton Burslem. Acquired and accredited in Stoke on Trent not far from the Burslem works. The Chinese Jade Glaze is unmistakable as is the dense vitreous type body which was used to survive the very high firing temperatures. Doulton produced a number of chess sets in various glazes and no doubt this was a trial to see if they could produce them in the Chinese Jade glaze.
As you can see the trial wasn't that successful and the piece has all over firing cracks. Irrespective the glaze is lovely and nicely veined across the figure which appears to be a knight with chainmail and a staff or sword, with a nice handlebar moustache! No damage or losses post production but firing issues as mentioned and seen in photos.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Cookware & Tableware\Bowls". The seller is "britartpottery" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Origin: England
- Pattern: Chess
- Antique: Yes
- Shape: Chess
- Material: Ceramic
- Year Manufactured: 1920
- Colour: Chinese Jade
- Vintage: Yes
- Brand: Royal Doulton
- Type: Figure
- Theme: Chess
- Production Style: Cinese Jade
- Time Period Manufactured: 1920-1929
- Production Technique: Pottery
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Handmade: Yes
- Product Line: Chinese Jade