Royal Doulton Gleaners & Gipsies

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Royal Doulton Gleaners & Gipsies 15" charger; D5624; dated September 1937

Royal Doulton created a special back stamp for the Gleaners & Gipsies series, of which there are two variations, the more common says “English Old Scenes, The Gleaners”; while the rarer of the two stamps says “English Old Scenes, The Gipsies”.I have no idea why they did this so if you have a suggestion we would love to hear it.

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 This series has 14 pattern numbers issued against it -

D3191 was issued in 1909

D3554 "                  "1912

D3812 "                  "1914

D3821 "                  "1914

D4842 "                  "1929

D4853 "                  "1929

D4854 "                  "1929

D4983 "                  "1930

D4984 "                  "1930

D5003 "                  "1930

D5356 "                  "1933

D5624 "                  "1936

D5810 "                  "1937

D6123 "                  "1940

 

Of the 26 scenes listed below; 24 where named by Lousie Irvine, see page 89 of Volume 2 and page 50 of Volume 5 of Royal Doulton Series Ware. Scenes 25 and 26 have been named by me. It is not uncommon to find partial scenes in this series so I will include these as they come to hand. The scenes are:-

 

1: Campfire Scene

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2: Man leading donkey with his family

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 3: Woman & boy pulling sledge, dog in background

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4: Woman & girl dragging bale of hay

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5: Woman sitting on a rock

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6:Standing woman pointing to stooping woman

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7: Woman with bundle of corn at hip. Girl with corn on back and boy. 

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 8: Woman standing with corn and hand on hip, another stooping.

 

 Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

9: Woman & Child child sitting on grass, man gathering corn.

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 10: Woman with child clinging to skirts & boy balancing corn on shoulder.

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11: Woman tying a bundle bundle of corn on boys back

 

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12: One woman stooping, another kneeling

 

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13: Woman with boy holding her bundle and girl with corn on head

 

Royal Doulton Gleaners Scene 13

 

14: One woman standing with bundle, another  stooping

 

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15: Man & woman kneeling in fields gathering

 

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16: Boy climbing fence, woman with bundle behind

 

Royal Doulton Gleaners Scene 16

 

17: Rear veiw woman with bundle on head and boy with

bundle in arms

 

Royal Doulton Gleaners Scene 17

 

18: Front veiw woman with bundle on head, more corn in apron, and girl

 

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19: Woman standing with bundle, man gathering behind

 

Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

20: Woman sitting, woman with bundle on back behind

 

Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

21: Woman sitting with corn in lap, man with bundle in arms, rear veiw

 

Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

22: Rear view woman holding boy's hand, girl with bundle on head

 

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23: Woman with bundle in arms, girl with bundle on head

 

Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

24: Old woman & a boy

 

Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

25: "Two chooks"

 

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26: "Lone cock"

 

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