Edith D. Lupton
Edith Lupton worked for Doultons from about 1875 to 1890. She was a designer in her own right and also assisted other top line Doulton artists with their projects. Her early work was influenced by Arthur and Hannah Barlow, both of whom joined Doultons in 1871. This work was of a glazed stylistic foliate nature. Later she developed her skills and the variety of her work increased. Over the years at Doultons she cooperated on items with Arthur and Hannah Barlow, Eliza Simmance, Mark Marshall and other top designers and artists.
A 13inch (26cm) tall stoneware converted spirit lamp by Edith D. Lupton dated 1880
The above photos of the lamp (dated 1880) show the intricate and precise nature of her work. The intricacy of the interwoven patterns shows a level of skill and perseverance that must command infinite respect. The lamp is a conversion of a spirit lamp to an electric table lamp.
A 5inch (12.5cm) tall Silicon Ware beaker by Edith D. Lupton
Later she produced work with gilding, deep incisions and pâte-sur-pâte decoration. The photos of the small beaker above show all three of these techniques and demonstrate the level of skill she attained. She finished at Doultons in about 1890 and is believed to have died in 1896. Below is a photo of the base of a Doulton work showing the 'EDL' signature mark of Edith D. Lupton.
Edith D. Lupton Doulton monogram