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Doulton Lambeth Vases for Charterhouse Auction

A pair of Doulton Lambeth vases, decorated an unusual scene of lions stalking deer, are included in the Charterhouse two day auction on 16th & 17th October.

“It looks a somewhat bizarre grouping of animals by Hannah Barlow who is perhaps one of the best known decorators who worked at Doulton Lambeth in the late 19th century and I am struggling to think where she encountered a group of lions attacking a herd of deer – I guess it is a bit of artistic license, it certainly was not at Longleat as the Safari Park was not opened until 1966!” Commented Richard Bromell. “Also entered into this sale, by the Bournemouth vendor, are two other pairs of vases decorated by Hannah Barlow. This time however, they are much more conventional with one pair decorated with ponies, and the other cattle.”

Hannah Barlow was part of a large family who grew up in the country where their father owned a 250 acre farm, which encouraged them to ramble through the lanes, fields and woods of the countryside in quest of wild flowers studying natural history and this is certainly where she obtained her love of animals. Other family members, Florence, Lucy and Arthur also worked for Doulton, but Hannah was the first woman artist to be employed by Henry Doulton. Today Hannah Barlow is very highly regarded amongst collectors and the three pairs of vases being sold by Charterhouse in Sherborne on 16th & 17th October are estimated from £1,400 up to £3,000 per pair.

Charterhouse is still accepting further entries for this two day auction which includes decorative arts, sporting items, pictures and antiques, their November auction of silver and jewellery, and their December auctions of trains, clocks and collectors items. For further information or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277