Francis C. Pope
Francis Pope worked at Doultons Lambeth from 1880 to 1925, as well as being a freelance designer, working for others. A versatile artist, he produced designs in tubelined and brushlined designs, as well as simple gourd-like shapes, some of these with metallic finishes.
His work consisted of both one-off designs which were always signed, and also designs for other artists to produce in quantities; these were often only signed by the ceramic artists that worked on them.
The examples shown are, firstly a plain gourd-like 8" vase, and secondly a pair of his designs executed by Bessie Newbery. The gourd vases were produced in a wide variety of colours, but the pair of vases is normally found with the main body of the vase in either a blue or brown. Apart from the small decorative household items, Pope also designed architectural items and statuary.
Below is an image of the base of a Doulton work showing the 'FCP' signature mark of Francis C. Pope.
Francis C. Pope Doulton monogram