Elizabeth Atkins is recorded as having worked at Doultons from 1876 to 1899. Although not one of the leading designers, she worked in the period when Doultons were exploring new techniques and designs. In this period, the range of coloured glazes increased and such techniques as lathe-turning of the unbaked clay were used. Her monogram is 'EA'.
A pair of pâte-sur-pâte 8.5” vase (left) and a 9” jug with applied rosettes (right)
Elizabeth Atkin's technique was not the incised designs of the top designers of the day, such as Eliza Simmance, Edith Lupton, Frank Barlow, and all the Barlow sisters, but more the use of pâte-sur-pâte and applied designs. If you look at the pair of blue vases and the large jug with applied rosettes, you will see an example of each.
A biscuit barrel with flower motifs (left) and a 6” ewer with applied floral designs (right)
Below you can see two different examples of Elizabeth Atkins's 'EA' signature mark for Doultons, the one on the left being much more ornate.
2 Doulton monograms for Elizabeth Atkins