Royal Doulton Athens

Royal Doulton Athens Dutch Candlestick 

Royal Doulton Athens Dutch Candlestick: D3302 

Royal Doulton introduced its Athens Series in 1910, it had a relatively short production run being discontinued in 1928. The 12 scenes that make up this series were drawn by the artist Walter Nunn. The scenes are groups of figures depicted in classical Grecian garb. These scene can appear in there entirety or cut down and applied as required. Scenes 7 and 10 consist of the most figure and these are the most likely to appear broken up. D3302 is the only pattern number recorded against the series.
 
Royal Doulton Athens Border

The Border

The border consists of masks of the Greek gods and floral pommels interconnected by a garland of laurel leaves. This border is unique to the Athens series. There are several variations of the border, but the elements that make it up are these.

Royal Doulton Athens Border
 
Royal Doulton Athens Border Laurel Leaves
 
Whilte the characters are always the same, their clothes can be different colours. Series Ware was decorated by the process known as Print & Tint; the Charcters where transfer applied (print), but the colouring of their clothes was applied by hand with an airbush (tint). 
 
Royal Doulton Athens Corinth Jugs 

The Scenes

As Defined by Louise Irvine

 

1.    Group of three women, the first holding her shoulder,

the last holding a child. 

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 1 

 

 

 

2.    Group of three woman, the first with a shawl outstretched, the last holding a bowl.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 2

 

 

3.    Two women, one with a helmet, one with a sword.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 3

 

 

 

 4.    Two women, one holding a bowl.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 4

 

 

 

5.    Procession of seven men and boys,

led by a man with a staff.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 5

 

 

 

 6.    Three men led by a lyre player.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 6 

 

 

 

7.    Procession of eleven men and boys

led by a man with helmet.

Entire Scene as defined by Louise Irvine

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 7

 

The three elements of scene 7 as they appeared on the side of Athens Round salad Bowl 

 

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 7 patial

 

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 7 partial

 

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 7 partial

 

 8.    Two women, one with an olive branch.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 8

 

 

 

9.    Man with a staff and a boy with an olive branch.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 9

 

 

 

 10.    Procession of six men and boys led by a lyre player.

Entire Scene as defined by Louise Irvine

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 10 

The two elements of scene 10 as they appeared on the side of Athens Round salad Bowl.

 

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 10 patial

 

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 10 partial 

 

 

11.    Three women, one with an olive branch.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 11 

 

 

 

12.    Two women, one with a tazza.

Royal Doulton Athens Scene 12 

 

Emblem from lid of Athens Powder Box 

Royal Doulton Athens Device