Last week, this little vase sold at auction. I had photographed it in a private collection some years ago, so I was aware of its existence. It isn't spot-on my taste, but it is a beautiful little treasure nonetheless. You have to marvel at the intact gilding. Early gilding was very soft and barely stuck to the surface, so much of it has been lost over time. This vase is important because it is impressed TURNER beneath. William Turner of Lane End is recorded in trade directories between 1796 and 1834, but I can't recall seeing his mark on any other figure.
Far prettier to my mind is this pair of similarly styled figural vases that are/were in the stock of Martyn Edgell. Yellow is so eye-catching in pottery, and these two are charmingly cheerful. Beware if you go to Martyn's site: the experience is like going into a antiques shop in the days when they were packed with wonderful finds. You just don't know what you will discover that you MUST buy!
This is one of my favorite variations of the Turner vase and it is 'Sherratt style.' Note the distinctive applied sprig garlands to the base. I photographed it from the stock of Jim Dunn at Bittersweet Antiques a good while ago.
And once upon a time this variation was in the stock of Barbara Gair at Castle Antiques. Note that it has a bocage.