Q: I have a Royal Doulton vase with these marks on the bottom. Can you tell me what they all mean and how old the vase is?

The Royal Doulton mark on your vase was used beginning in 1932. F. Allen (probably Fred Allen) was an artist at Royal Doulton. “Sung” is the name of a flambe glaze developed by Charles John Noke, the art director at Royal Doulton from 1914 to 1936. Flambe was made by adding copper oxide and other chemicals to the glaze and then reducing the flow of oxygen to the kiln, producing a mottled effect. Sung was made from 1920 to the early 1940s. Your vase was made between 1932 and 1936. The size of the vase helps determine the price. A 6-inch vase is worth about $450; bigger vases bring higher prices.

Royal Doulton Sung Mark












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