Earthenware jardiniere made by Doulton in Burslem, England. Designed in 1900 by John Slater and Doulton's Australian agent, John Shorter, it was manufactured as a souvenir of Australia's Federation in 1901.

This design features images of Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, Lord Hopetoun and Sir Henry Parkes, and garlands of waratah and roses. It was available in either green or sepia, and was printed on a range of merchandise, including teapots, plaques, mugs, jugs and beakers. One hundred beakers, featuring the design printed in gold, were issued to Members of Parliament.

Physical Description

Cream earthenware pot with pale olive green floral patterning. Gold rim. Front features a cameo portrait of Queen Victoria within an oval border, an Australian Light horseman wearing a slouch hat to her left and a British Infantryman to her right. Portrait of the Duke of Cornwall and York to the left of the Queen, portraits of Sir Henry Parkes and Lord Hopetoun above the Queen, and portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall and York to the right of the Queen. Printed on the back a finely executed design of waratah and roses. The combination of Australian and British flowers, used on earlier Doulton pieces, give added symbolic reference to the sentiment from Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies,

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