Royal Doulton Tunis Canute Chesse Dish & Cover 

 Royal Doulton Tunis Canute Chesse Dish; D.3528; production window 1912 to 1928

 Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway or Tunis Series

 
Royal Doulton  Special Tunis Maker's Mark
 
Tunis has its own special back stamp. . In Moorish Gateway the characters sit in front of door way, with a window high in the wall. The brick wall and a cactus growing against the wall are shown in relief. Seen through the gate is the sky line of a Middle Eastern draw in brilliant yellow sunshine. It is as if the characters have been moved from the open desert of Tunis to sit against the wall surrounding the town in Moorish Gateway. This series was withdrawn from production in the early 1940’s.

 

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Oval Fruit Bowl
Oval Fruit Bowl; D.4601;  Era 1926 to1932
 
On page 108 of volume 4 of Royal Doulton series ware; Louise Irvine lists the first 24 scenes that make up this series. The 25 & 26 scene are described on page 71 of volume 4 (The New Discovery Volume). Scene 27 is the scene defined by myself.
 

The Scenes

As Defined by Louise Irvine
 

1.“Woman sitting with hands on knees”.

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Scene 1

 

 

 

  2. Two men sitting together, one pointing to ground”.

 Roayl Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 2

 

 

3 “Cross legged man in archway”.

Royal Doutlon Moorish Gateway - scene 3

 

 

 

4. Two men walking, one with stick, other with basket”.

 Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 4

 

 

 

5. “Three woman seated beside baskets of fruit, man approaching”.

Royal Doulton Tunis Scene 5

 

 

 

6. “Man with donkey, rear view”.

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 6

 

 

 

7. “Blind man”.

Royal Doulton Tunis Scene 7

 

 

 

8. “Man with stick greeting man with donkey.”

Royal Doulton Tunis scene 8

 

 

 

9. “Man stirring pot.”

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10. “Two women playing musical instruments.”

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11. “Man playing musical instruments”.

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12. “Standing man in turban”.

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13. “Standing man with beads”.

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14 “Two men talking, with donkey to one side.”

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway - scene 14

 

 

 

15. “Two Men sitting talking, one Gesticulating”.

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 15

 

 

 

16. “Man seated with hand outstretched.”

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17. “Man sitting with scroll on knee”.

Royal Doulton Tunis Scene 17

 

 

 

18. “Three men talking”.

Royal Doulton Tunis Scene 18

 

 

 

19 “Man with beard Walking”.

Royal Doulton Tunis Scene 19

 

 

 

20. “Man with veiled lady”.

Image

Dated June 1927

 

 

 

21. “Two men displaying fabrics”.

Roayl Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 21

 

 

22. “Two men displaying fabrics looking through the archway.”

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 22

 

 

 

23. “Man and woman sitting, holding hands”.

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24. “Woman playing musical instrument”

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway scene 24

 

 

 

25. “A woman playing a musical instrument in the gateway”.

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Scene 25

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26. “Front view of a man with a donkey walking through the archway”.

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Scene 26 

 

The New Scenes

As Defined by Nicholnack

 

 

27. "Two stand men talking in gateway"

  Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Scene 27

 

 

 

 


Roayl Doulton Tunis Rack Plate

Tunis Round Rack plate; Special Tunis back stamp; D3538; date coded July 1912

 


Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Coffee Pot
Moorish Gateway Coffee Pot; D.4601; Impressed 30 in base (size code); Era 1928 to 1932

 

 

Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Cup & Saucer
Moorish Gateway Coffe Cup & Saucer; D.4601; era 1928 to 1932;

 

 

Roayl Doulton Moorish Gateway Milk Jug 

Moorish Gateway Milk Jug; D4745: era 1928 to 1932

 


Royal Doulton Moorish Gateway Square Plate
Moorish Gateway Cake Plate; D4601; era 1928 to 1932

 

 

Royal doulton Moorish Gateway Sandwich Tray

Moorish Gateway Sandwich Tray; D.4601; era 1928 to 1932