On display

This item is on display at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Jardiniere - Royal Doulton Burslem, Designed by John Slater & John Shorter, 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 001069

Earthenware jardiniere made by Doulton in Burslem, England. Designed in 1900 by John Slater and Doulton's Australian agent, John Shorter, it was manufactured as a souvenir of Australia's Federation in 1901.

This design features images of Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, Lord Hopetoun and Sir Henry Parkes, and garlands of waratah and roses. It was available in either green or sepia, and was printed on a range of merchandise, including teapots, plaques, mugs, jugs and beakers. One hundred beakers, featuring the design printed in gold, were issued to Members of Parliament.
Cream earthenware pot with pale olive green floral patterning. Gold rim. Front features a cameo portrait of Queen Victoria within an oval border, an Australian Light horseman wearing a slouch hat to her left and a British Infantryman to her right. Portrait of the Duke of Cornwall and York to the left of the Queen, portraits of Sir Henry Parkes and Lord Hopetoun above the Queen, and portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall and York to the right of the Queen. Printed on the back a finely executed design of waratah and roses. The combination of Australian and British flowers, used on earlier Doulton pieces, give added symbolic reference to the sentiment from Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies,
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23.00 cm (Height), 29.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: australian federation 1901, commemorative china, royal exhibition building, royalty, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Henry Parkes, Politician (1815-1896), John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Underside stamped: Doulton/England.
Front printed: Australian Federation 1901/ May the union between the colonies / and the mother-land now / cemented by their blood, be for / ever maintained
Manufacturer: Doulton, Burslem, England, Great Britain, by 1901
Designer: Burslem, England, Great Britain, by 1901
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, 1901
Person Depicted: Sir Henry Parkes, 1901
References: "The World of Antiques and Art", Dec 2000-June 2001, p122-123.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No