R.D. French Courtiers
Royal Doulton French Courtiers Series
The Royal Doulton French Courtiers series consists of groups of Characters in a garden. Louise Irvine says this series was in production from 1913 to WWII (1940), but to date the only pattern number that I have been able to find is D5497. This number was introduced into service in 1934, in fact the pin dish which this image was taken from is dated coded 1934. This is a very sweet series and I am sure there is more to learn about it. Would love to see any photos of other examples of this series and I am looking to identify the early pattern numbers that were set against this pattern. 

Royal Doulton French Courtiers Series

We have now identified eight different scenes against this series.  

 

The Scenes

As Defined by Nicholnack

 

1. Three male courtiers, courtier on left with cane.

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2. Two Males courtiers with female courtier to the left.

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3. Male & Female Courtier together, with another male. 

 

Photo of scene yet to be sourced - can you help?

 

 

4.Male Courtier holding Cane with Female.

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5. Male Courtier with Cane in left hand.

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6. Male Courtier with one hand in pocket.

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7. Male Courtier with Cane in right hand.

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8. Male Courtier with both hands in his pockets.

 

Photo of scene yet to be sourced - can you help?