Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Teapot A 
Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Teapot A - D3051
 
 

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Series

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers D2875

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Rack Plate; D2875

production era 1907 to 1932

Royal Doulton introduced the New Cavaliers series in 1907 and it was in production until circa 1940. I have seen examples of this series with Charles Noke signature to the base of the item, not beneath the scene as is generally the case on scenes that where drawn by Noke, I am not sure why this is the case. Seven pattern numbers were issued against this series.

The pattern numbers are:-

D2875 introduced 1907

D2966"                 "1908

D3051"                 "1908

D4006"                 "1918

D4749"                 "1928

D5105"                 "1932

 D5497"                 "1934 

 

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers D3051

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Rack Plate; D3051

date coded 1934

New Cavaliers appears in three distinct variations. The rack plate D2875, at the top of the page, is an interesting variation It appears as if a photo of hessian has been put on to the plate and then the transfer has been laid over the top.  I have only seen the one example of this and I have not seen this style of production on any other series to date. The plate D3051 directly above is the more common colour-way. It is very similar to the Stein D4749 below. Al the transfers dating from the 1907 introduction through to the 1932 introduction of pattern D5105 appear to be of the same pallet. 

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Stein D4749

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Stein (shape 7119A); D3739

production era 1932 ??

New Cavaliers Steins (shape 7119A) is a common enough shape which regularly appears on eBay. Every example of these Stein that appears to have the pattern number D4749.


Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Baron Jug D5105Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Clent  Jug D5105

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Baron & Clent Jugs; D5105

production era on both 1932 to 1940

 The New Cavaliers Jugs above are both pattern D5105. The transfers are obviously of a different pallet to the earlier versions. The colours are much brighter. The Vase below is the only example of D5497 that I have seen. The transfers colours are very similar to the jugs.  

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Vase D5497

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Vase (shape7018); D5497

production era 1934 to 1940

 

New Cavaliers Borders

Foliate Shell and Scroll

Royal Doulton Foliate Shell & Scroll Border

 The Foliate Shell & Scroll border is generally used on the pattern number D2875 & D2966. It appears to have only been used between 1907 and 1912. I must add that this information is gleamed from observation. If you can add to this discussion please contact me.

 Lion & Sheild

Royal Doulton Lion & Sheild Border

The Lion & Shield border is the more common; it is used on D3051, D4006 & D4749 and appears to have been in use from 1908 until 1932.

 

Hunting Silhouette 

 Royal Doulton Hunting Silouette Border

he Hunting Silhouette and Scroll  border appear to have been introduced with pattern D5497 in 1932. To date I have not seen either of these borders used on items produced before this date. 

Scroll

Royal Doulton Scroll Border 

 

The New Cavaliers characters often appear in conjunction with these mottos.

A: "Ever drink, ever dry"

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Motto A

 

 

B: "Better so than worse"

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Motto B

 

 

C: "Better do it than wish it done 

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Motto C

 

 

The Characters

As Defined by Louise Irvine

 1:Three-quarter view cavalier, sword in left hand,

glass in right

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 1

 

 

2: Front veiw cavalier, left hand on hip,

right hand holding glass

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 2

 

 

3: Two cavaliers playing dice

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 3

 

4: Cavalier with elbow on table

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 4

 

 

5: Cavalier with arms outstreched

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 5

 

 

6: Cavalier leaning on chair

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 6

 

 

7: Three-quarter view cavalier, maltese cross on cape

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 7

 

8: Front veiw cavilier, left hand on hip with sword,

right hand holding glass

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 8

 

9: Cavalier staniding with arms behind back

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 9 

 

10: Cavalier leaning in doorway

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 10 

 

 

 

Previously Unamed Characters

As identified and named by Nicholnack

 

11: Cavalier sitting in high back chair

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 11 

 

 

12: Cavalier in high back chair with glass in hand

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 12

 

 

13: Seated Cavalier with Base

 Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 13

 

 

14: Cavalier drinking from large tankard 

Royal Doulton New Cavaliers Scene 14