Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree

or Robin Hood

Royal doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Teapot

Under The Greewood Tree Teapot (back) - production era 1941 to 1951

My thanks to Heather Pitt for this photo

 Under the Greenwood Tree has a special back stamp, the mark below, with the pattern number D.3751 is an early example, this would date to when the pattern was introduced in 1914. Items with this mark will have a production era of 1914 and circa 1940

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Makers Mark  
 
The mark below has an impressed date for march 1942; the pattern number D.6094 was issued into service in 1939. This mark is slightly different to the mark issued in 1914, you will note that the foliage on the tree is different and the grass around the base of the trunk is different - granted these are minor differences, but they do give us a means to date the mark. This second mark would have a production window from circa 1940 to circa 1951.

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Makers Mark 
 
The third mark came off the base of a stein that bears the pattern number D.6341, this was the last pattern number to be issued against the series in 1951. This mark would have a production era between circa 1951 and 1967 
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Makers Mark
 
 
The pattern numbers issued against this series and there introduction dates are:-
D.3751 pattern number introduced in 1914
D5623"                                             " 1936
D.5808“                                             ” 1937
D.6004"                                             " 1939
D.6094“                                              ”1939
D.6341“                                              ”1951

 

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Charger 

This 38 cm charger is an unusual variation of the Under the Greenwood Series. It is hand painted with a transfered Oak Leaf border. It is date coded July 1939 and has the pattern number D5623; this is the only example I have seen of this colour-way or pattern number.

The series appears on over 60 different shapes. On page 57 of volume of Royal Doulton Series Ware: Louise Irvine catalogues 17 scenes, mentioning there are 2 versions several scenes.I have since identified two scenes not mention by Mz Irvine, these are scenes 18 & 19 in my list.
 

1.    “Robin Hood, the friend of the poor"

2 versions
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood, The friend of the poor
Scene taken from york sandwich tray – D.3751 (era 1914 – 1940)
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Scene - Version 2 Of The Friend of The Poor
Scene taken from Dorothy Desert Plate - D6004 (dated March 1941)
 
 

2.     “Robin Hood’s fight with Friar Tuck.”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood's fight with Friar Tuck 
 

3    “Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood” or “The Jovial friar joins Robin Hood”

2 versions
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood - Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood 


4.    “Robin Hood & Friar Tuck”.


Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood & Friar Tuck 
Vase shape 7017; D6094; special back stamp;era 1939 to 1951

5.    “Robin Hood & Little John”.


Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?
 
 

6.    “Alan a Dale”.

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Alan a  Dale 

7.    “Robin Hood”.

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood
Scene from vase shape 7349; D6094; 1939 to 1951 era

8.    “Maid Marion”

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Maid Marion
Scene from vase shape 7349; D6094; 1939 to 1951 era

9.    “Robin Hood & Maid Marion”.

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood & Maid Marion
 Scene from Rhiems Tea Cup: D3751
Image courtesy of Patti Wilson
 

10.    “Robin Hood, the King of the Archers” 

Two versions, one with Alan a Dale.

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood -  The King of the Archers  
 
Tray (shape 7979); Under Greenwood Tree Backstamp; D. 6314; dated February 1940
 

11.    “The Foresters Kitchen.”

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Scene 11 - The Foresters Kitchen
Scene off vase shape 7665 - D6094 era 1939 to 1951 
 

12.    “Friar Tuck makes merry Under the green wood tree”.

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Friar Tuck makes Merry under the greenwood tree 
 

13.    “Robin Hood, Little John & the jovial friar Tuck”.

 Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood, Little John & the Jovial Friar

14.    “Robin Hood in ambush”

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood in ambush
 

15.    “Robin Hood kneels to the king”.

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood kneels to the King

16.    Robin Hood Slays Guy of Gisbourne.”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood Slays Guy of Gisbourne
 

17.    “Life in the Forest of Sherwood”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Life in the Forest of Sherwood


18. "Little John & Allan a Dale"

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood & Little John
  Tooth Pick Holder (shape 7014); D.3751; era 1914 to 1940
 

19.    “The Fall of an Arrow”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - The fall of an Arrrow 
D.3751; production era 1914 to 1941
 
 

Shapes

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Vase shape 7014 

Tooth Pick Holder (shape 7014); printed on base is Little John & Alan a Dale; D.3751; era 1914 - 1932.

 

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Vase Royal Doulton Vase Shape 7018

Vase Shape 7018; D3751; era 1914 to 1941

 

Royal doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Vase - Shape 7665Royal Doulton Robin Hood Vase - Shape 7665

Vase shape 7665; D.6094; era 1939 to 1951

 

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree New Lyn Jug

New Lyn Jug; D.3751; 17.5 cm (7”); era 1914 - 1932

 

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Oval Fruit Dish

Oval Fruit Dish; Impressed date code for November 1940 

 

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Charger

13.5” Charger – impressed date code January 1941 

 

Royal Doulton Robin Hood Under The Greenwood Tree Charger

 13.5” Chop Plate; era 1951 - 1957

Chop plates where a phenomenon of the 1950's, a chop plate is just a large plate. It is similer to a charger, but a charger has hanging holes in the rim where a chop plate does not.  

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Stafford Fruit Bowl

Stafford Fruit Bowl – pattern number not marked – diameter 16 cm (6. 3”)

 D.6094; dated February 1941 – shape name unkown 

 

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Dorothy Cake Plate – D.6094 – impressed date April 1942
 
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Bon Bon Dish 
 

Tab handle bonbon dish – shape 8051A – D.6341 (era 1951 – 1967)

 

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Square Otagonal Fruit Dish - D.6341(era 1951 - 1967)

 

Royal Doulton Leeds Round Fruit Saucer

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Leeds Round Fruit Saucer

Leeds Round Fruit Saucer