Archibald Knox’s influence on Doultonwares.

We all know of the short association between Liberty and Doulton that resulted in a few exclusive lines being produced for the prestigious London store including a variation of Doulton’s seriesware pattern Dutch Harlem and also the Burslem art wares featuring honesty and pine cone designs such as the ones below.


As was typical of Doulton, their in-house artists also recreated their own style of ‘Knox’ inspired designs. Archibald Know will forever be associated with Libertys because of his nouveau designs for them which made him a household name. Here is another such example much in the same vein as the honesty pieces above but in Flambé. This large art nouveau table centre in Knox’s style measures over 6″ high and 8″ in diameter making it a statement piece.


I have seen similar shaped dishes but with the Dutch Harlem seriesware pattern applied and I am sure there are others out there as yet undiscovered or overlooked. Perhaps you own examples? If not why not share a picture with our Facebook group ‘Doulton Collectors Club’!


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