Little is known of Ernest R Bishop, except that he is listed as having worked at Doultons in the early 1880s. This was the period when men seem to have outnumbered women as the dominant influence in the design department.
A mustard pot 3.25” tall with silver plated lid
In this period the output of the top designers was mainly incised and sgraffito work, with the designs and patterns being made by altering the surface of the clay. Later more of the designs were applied to the surface of the clay by such techniques as tube-lining, pigment brush-lining, and the application of relief designs to the surface. The mustard pot we show by Ernest R Bishop is typical of the 1880s.