An Art Nouveau stylised Borogove / boar jug / sauce boat by Mark V Marshall (English, 1843-1913) for Royal Doulton
An Art Nouveau stylised Borogove / boar stylised designed jug / sauce boat by Mark V Marshall (English, 1843-1913) for Royal Doulton Lambeth Ware. Glazed green, blue and ochre on a mushroom ground. Artist’s monogram “MVM” and factory mark to the base. English, circa 1881.
The Borogove creature was inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass published in 1871. This creature bears a stronger resemblance to the Mome raths described by Humpty Dumpty as 'a sort of green pig'.
Mark Marshall trained at the Lambeth school of Art, then moved to work at a local masons yard as a sculptor. In the ceramic world he initially worked for the famous firm of Martin Brother, until 1874. Some of his boldest and most exuberant work ever produced was for Doulton Art Pottery. He was a major influence at Royal Doulton in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
“Catalogue of an Exhibition of Doulton Stoneware and Terracotta 1870 - 1925, Part 1” by and published Richard Dennis 1971.
The Doulton Lambeth Wares by Desmond Eyles & Louise Irvine, published by Richard Dennis 2002, page 120.
This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes. Images are available for public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com