1919 Pamela Florence Holtham Baby Mug by Florrie Jones, Royal Doulton
#AD095 Royal Doulton Christening Mug:
An absolutely beautiful antique January 3rd 1919 dated stoneware English art pottery Christening mug, cup or can. just 100 years old!
It was personally made at the famous Royal Doulton Lambeth pottery works for a very much loved baby girl named "Pamela Florence Holtham." She was born just after WWI in January 19, 1919. It is personally signed and dated by artist Florrie Jones at the Royal Doulton Pottery Works. It is marked with her well known "FJ" artist monogram, and also a clear and beautiful Royal Doulton mark.
Florrie Jones was one of Royal Doulton's most famous decorators in the early 20th Century. She was a Senior Assistant at Lambeth for many years, seen working there from at least 1902 until after 1928. She is documented to have worked with the top Doulton artists such as Vera Huggins, Eliza Simmance, William Rowe, Harry Simeon and as an assistant to Frank Butler. Butler was one of Doulton's longest serving and prolific employees, working over forty years at the trade.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Pamela Florence Holtham Wheeler 1919–1980 was born in Hackney, London to parents Ernest Sitton Holtham 1880–1963 and Florence Spranklin Holtham 1887–1950. Her siblings were Ernest Holtham 1912–1912 who died as an infant, and her sister Doreen Violet M Holtham Ruch 1914–2004, who was married to John Frederick Ruch 1907–2001. Her sister Doreen died in East Devon, Devonshire, England in 2004. Pamela married Ronald H. Wheeler in 1954 in Surry, England at age 35. We believe she died in 1980 on the Isle of Wight, although there is evidence of a 1950 death in England. Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
A wonderful and collectible Florrie Jones artist piece, but also a one of a kind genealogy piece for Pamela Holtham Wheeler. It is in beautiful condition. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. It was found in the southern coast area of Devon, England. A rare and beautiful and innovative art piece for that time, with condition beautiful at just 100 years old. Be sure to see other Doulton pieces on our site and other baby mugs as well. This is a rare one of a kind piece.
Size: 4 inches high x 3 inches in diameter, with handle 4.5 inches in width
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