An English Art Deco vase from Royal Doulton, dating circa 1930s-1940s. The ribbed art pottery vessel with a flaring scalloped rim is enveloped in a high-fired, glossy flambe glaze of deep, dark red, mottled black and blue, and fiery orange-red tendrils. Doulton's chief designer, Charles Noke (1858-1941), used metallic oxides to create these ornamental glazes in combinations of color with sophisticated patterns unique to every piece. The earthenware vase bears a printed Royal Doulton England factory crown and lion flambé mark underfoot and the initials "ETC" were inscribed into the base by hand. The vase is in very good condition, free of chips, cracks or repair, measuring 8 in. height.