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Royal Doulton introduced the Bluebell Gatherers series in 1914 and it was in production until 1928. Bluebell Gatherers is a collection of twelve scenes that depict a lady in a sun dappled glade collecting bluebells. In five of the scenes the Woman is accompanied by a young child which suggests that she is the wife of a peasant. The border is birds in trees flushed by orange airbrushing.

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Border 

The scenes are very easy on the eye, in soft summer tones, they were a romanticized vision of an era long gone even in 1914. This is a beautiful series and with only 14 years of production it is hard to find and very sought after when it does come on the market. For the pattern numbers and to see the verious scenes and shapes.

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers

Bluebell Gatherers comes on both the Earthern Ware and a Bone China base. There are two pattern numbers for Earthern Ware and one for Bone China

D.3567 introduced in 1914

D.3812 introduced in 1915

E.8503 introduced in 1914

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Bowl

 The scenes.

As Defined by Louise Irvine

 

1. Women stooping to pick flowers, baset in left hand

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers - scene 1

 

 

2. Woman & child sitting in bluebells

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 2

 

 

3. Woman smelling flowers

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers - Scene 3

 

4. Woman with bundle & child on ground

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 4

 

 

5. Woman with basket of blue bells in right hand, being led by toddler 

  Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 5

 

 

6. Woman carrying child and basket

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers - Scene 6

 

 

7. Woman with basket over her arm.

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 7

 

 

8. Woman bending over to pick flowers, basket in hand

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 8

 

 

9. Profile view of woman sitting in grass

 Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

10. Woman & child sitting in grass

Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

 

11. Woman stooping

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12. Girl in grass with basket

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 12 

 

 

The New Scenes

As Defined by Nicholnack

 

 Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Scene 13

13. Woman stooping to pick Bluebells with right hand


 Shapes

 Round Rack Plate

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Round Rack Plate  

Round plates come in at least ten sizes, most common size is 26 cm (10.5") diameter.

 

York Sandwick Tray

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers York Sandwich Tray

Royal doulton York Sandwhich Tray

3 Sizes

28 cm (11") across the handles & 12.5 cm (5") wide

36.5 cm (14.5”) across the handles by 16 cm (6.25”) wide

46 cm (18”) across the handles by 19.4 cm (7.75”) wide

 

Pelican Candlesticks

Royal Doulton Pelican Candlesticks 

 

Ancestor Ashtray

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Ancestor Ashtray

 

Round Leeds Fruit Dish

Royal Doulton Bluebell Gatherers Round Leeds Fruit Dish