Manchester International Exhibition (1887) Doulton Vase which remarkably could be linked to its original owner. The International Exhibition moved to Manchester in 1887 with Sir Henry Doulton showing pieces that were being fired in a kiln which is something that has never before attempted 'live' at an exhibition. They finished the pots and were then named for dignitaries for whom it was turned into a personalised pot.
The Decoration on this fine antique is by Alice Groom with RM and M.J.E in iron Oxide the names of the painter. This bears the name of V.K. Armitage the Cricketer who played for Manchester as a batsman mainly from 1872-1874. He then became a JP and town councillor. This is suitable for courier delivery but to the USA/Canada would be expensive.