HB is the signature of Herbert Betteley, who was born in 1860 and joined Doulton in 1886, at the age of 26, after study at the Burslem School of Art. Initially an artist, he was responsible for decorating many of the ornamental ware exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair (World's Columbian Exposition) of 1893.
Later, he designed patterns for Doulton and ware bearing pattern numbers prefixed by'HB' or'BB' (in addition to the normal Doulton back stamp) are presumably the work of Betteley. His specialty was the painting of intricate gold patterns on ornamental wares.
He remained associated with the Nile St factory until 1930. This antique vase is in excellent, preowned condition with no cracks, chips, or fleabites. Some staining on the interior. A unique Royal Doulton piece that will make a great addition to your collection or holiday present for your loved one.The item "Antique Royal Doulton Hand Painted Vase Dover Castle H Betteley Studios Signed" is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Doulton". The seller is "collectibleconnexion" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.