I found it very interesting that on four of my Doulton bowls there were seven different all-over transfer printed sheet patterns. You can see three of these patterns here on the inside of the bowls:
And there were four completely different patterns on the back of the bowls. Four bowls…seven patterns. Note that all of these bowls have the “Doulton Burslem” mark. How beautifully these patterns work individually on each bowl, as well as all together as a grouping. Light blue, dark blue, gray, brown…
In researching these “all-over” Doulton sheet patterns, I found a couple examples of one of the patterns with a British Design Registration Mark. The registration mark was assigned to Pinder, Bourne & Co. on May 13, 1879. There were actually four patents registered, numbers 335148-335151. I’ve seen this registration mark only on pieces with the pattern shown below and I don’t know what the other three patterns were. Pinder, Bourne & Co. was purchased by Doultons in 1878 but the Pinder, Bourne name was retained until early in 1882 when it became “Doulton & Co. Ltd.”.
Another Doulton all-over transfer print pattern features a vine with moths and various insects.
The sink shown below is in what I call the “insect pattern” in red:
These patterns were used on important pieces of high-end pottery. The contrasting blues look wonderful on this Royle’s self pouring teapot manufactured by Doulton.
Large vases and umbrella stands were also covered with these patterns.
And relatively small sized bowls were covered with these Doulton sheet prints. The larger of the two bowls below is just over 7 inches wide. The print on these bowls match, with brown on the interior and blue, in a different pattern, on the reverse.
The contrasting blue patterns below are on a bowl that measures just over 5 inches.
The Doulton Burslem bowls shown above are for sale at my Etsy shop and can be found here: