Winning Bid: $6,000
Doulton Lambeth Gilbert Bayes Washing Post Bird Finial:
Extremely rare stoneware washing line post finial modelled in high relief as a dove on pedestal.
Blue and green coloration; highly detailed. Attributed to Doulton Lambeth. Age related crazing. These polychrome stoneware finials for washing line posts from the St Pancras Housing Association Estates in London by Gilbert Bayes. Some were exhibited as garden sculptures. Page 30 “The Doulton Story” by Paul Atterbury and Louise Irvine. #bird #finial
Issued: c. 1930s
Manufacturer: Doulton Lambeth
Country of Origin: England