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Shakespearean Characters Ashtray (shape 7710); D3596; polycrome colourway

production era 1912 to 1938- Church or Palace setting


 This delightful literary series was introduced in 1912, initially with a polychrome background, but in 1914 a sepia background was introduced. It was in production until the late 1930’s, to date the latest production date I have seen on an item is 1938. This was a popular series, so it was made in a large range of shapes and sizes.  

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters Teaset

Shakespearean Characters Tea Set; D3746; sepia colourway

production era 1914 to 1930

There was never a special back stamp made for this series as there was with Dickens Ware, but in most cases the characters name appears above the Doulton makers mark. In most cases the mark is in maroon ink.

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters Maker's Mark  

There are five earthen ware pattern numbers and one bone china pattern number. The earthen ware pattern numbers dates are :-

D3596 was introduced in 1912

D3746 "                        " 1914

D3835 "                        " 1915

D3882 "                        " 1915

D4070 "                        " 1919

The bone china pattern number is :-

E7267 "                        " 1911

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Shakespearean Characters Vase (shape 6886); D3596; polycrome colourway

production era 1912 to 1938-  forest setting

 

There are 12 characters in this series, they appear with one of 3 background. These are is a forest, a church or palace, or as is the case with Romeo and Juliet, in an Italian style garden. I will lay these characters out in the same order as Lousie Irvine has on page 51 of Volume 1 of Royal Doulton Series Ware, for no other reason than that her 5 volumes have set a protocols for Royal Doulton series ware. 

1. Romeo

Royal Doulton Romeo 

 

 

2. Juliet

Royal Doulton Juliet

 

 

3. Shylock

Royal Doulton Shylock

 

 

4. Portia

 Royal Doulton Portia

 

 

5. Hamlet

 Royal Doulton Hamlet

 

 

6. Ophelia

 Royal Doulton Ophelia

 

 

7. Anne Page

Royal Doulton Anne Page

 

 

8. Falstaff

Falstaff

 

 

9. Katherine

Royal Doulton Katharine

 

 

10. Wolsey

Royal Doulton Wolsey

 

 

11. Orlando

Royal Doulton Orlando

 

 

12. Rosalind

Royal Doulton Rosalind 

 

 

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0 #8 RE: R.D. Shakespeare's CharactersJohanna Spencer 2012-10-17 07:33
Quoting Rose Fraser:
Hi,

I am looking for a "Rosalind" vase.

Thanks,
Rose


I have a Royal Doulton piece with Rosalind on it, it looks more like a mug to me, but I am new to the world of ceramics. I am looking to sell it if you are still interested.

Best,
Johanna
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0 #7 RE: Liz DuffyBruce Nichol 2011-10-14 03:59
8098 is the shapme number. 3-37 is the production date, March 1937. D5561 is the pattern number for Cotswold Shepard. No idea why it would have this pattern number, could be a misprint when it was applied. Quote:
I have a circa 1932 stamped serving dish from Royal doulton \"shylock\" series with these no on the back of it. Could you let me know what these mean....8098 underneath that upside down is 3-37 and then just by the stamp D5561 or 11 not sure hard to tell and below that the no.2. I have searched the net looking for something similar but too know avail, im hoping you maybe able to help me.
many thanks
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+1 #6 LizElizabeth Duffy 2011-10-11 13:12
I have a circa 1932 stamped serving dish from Royal doulton "shylock" series with these no on the back of it. Could you let me know what these mean....8098 underneath that upside down is 3-37 and then just by the stamp D5561 or 11 not sure hard to tell and below that the no.2. I have searched the net looking for something similar but too know avail, im hoping you maybe able to help me.
many thanks
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+1 #5 RE:Shakesperean Characters CreamerBruce Nichol 2011-09-11 22:12
I am sorry but I don't have one at this stage, so if any body else has one they can contact me and I will put you on to thi Rexx. The Shakesperean Characters items I have for sale are in my nicholnack.com.au/catalogue/39.htmlSales galleryQuoting Rex Chess:
Hello,

I'm looking for a D3746 Shakespearean Character creamer jug, sepia background approx. 2.5 inches high
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+2 #4 MrRex Chess 2011-09-11 12:52
Hello,

I'm looking for a D3746 Shakespearean Character creamer jug, sepia background approx. 2.5 inches high
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+2 #3 RE: R.D. Shakespeare CharactersBruce Nichol 2011-06-13 22:29
Sorry, but Nicholnack dose not have a valuation serviceQuoting Miles:
I have a R D Katharine plate and wondering what it would be worth. Very good cond.
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+9 #2 RD Katharine plateMiles 2011-06-13 15:44
I have a R D Katharine plate and wondering what it would be worth. Very good cond.
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+6 #1 RE: R.D. Shakespeare CharactersRose Fraser 2011-01-16 09:47
Hi,

I am looking for a "Rosalind" vase.

Thanks,
Rose
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