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Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Series

The Sir Roger de Coverley series is based on a series of characters conceived by Thomas Steele for the literary magazine “The Spectator” which was first published in March1711. Thomas Steel depicted Sir Roger as the ideal country gentleman from the county of Worcestershire; Sir Roger was a stalwart Tory and a pious Christian; a man with an impeccable lineage.  Other characters are the Spectators, who Sir Roger invites to visit his country estate.  "Thomas Touchy", Sir Roger’s neighbour who sues anybody at the drop of a hat and the landlord who models the sign of his inn on Sir Roger. There is also the honorable gentleman "William Wimble" and of course "The Widow".

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley

This is a quirky series with some great scenes; my personal favorite is Tomas Touchy, I love the sign just above his right shoulder (above). I guess we all have had the misfortune of knowing a Tomas Touchy.

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley

  Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Vase (shape 7351)

Sir Roger de Coverley Vase (shape 7351) ; D.3418;era 1911 – 1932; HUGE 30 cm (12”) tall 


 
The Roger de Coverley series was introduced in 1911, changes where made in 1930 and 1937, it was withdrawn from production in 1949.

It was released under three pattern numbers: 
D.3418 introduced circa 1911
D.5000 introduced circa 1930
D.5814 introduced circa 1937
 
Royal Doulton issued this series has a special back stamp Sir Roger de Coverley back stamp. 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Makers Mark 

On page 53 of volume 1 of “Royal Doulton Series Ware”; Louise Irvine describes 18 scenes that make up this series;- 

1.    “Mr Spectator reading an invitation to be a guest of Sir Roger.”

 

Royale Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Corinth Teapot 

Sir Roger de Coverley Corinth 6 cup Teapot; D.3418; era 1911 - 1932

 
 

2.    “Sir Roger and Mr Spectator playing bowls.”

 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Charger

Sir Roger de Coverley 15” Wall Carger; D.5814; dated May 1938

 


3.    “Dining on the fish presented by Mr Wimble.”

 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Caverley - Scene 3

 


4.    “Sir Roger bespotted by the widow in a garden”.

 
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 5.    “Sir Roger visiting the widow in her parlour.”

 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - Scene 5

 

 

6.    “Sir Roger dancing with the widow.”

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 6

 

7.    “Sir Roger’s ancestor invents a new mode of making love”.

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 7

 

8.    “Mr Wiliam with a young maid in the garden.”

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 8

Bowl; D.3418 ; dated January 1912  

 

 

9.    “Sir Roger with children in church.”


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10.     “Sir Roger with one of his servants. “Happy if they could open a gate.”

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This scene is taken off a jug so I have taken two photos to make sure that I show the complete scene. 

 

 11.    “Sir Rogers Groom – The Old Grey Pad”

   
 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley scene 11
 
 

12.    “Tomas Touchy” 

 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Thomas Touchy
 
 

13.    “Tomas Touchy receiving visitors in the library.” 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 13
 
 

14.    “Sir Roger as a magistrate”.

 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 14
Sir Roger de Coverley Bud Vase; D.5184; production era 1937 - 1942 
 
 

15.    “Sir Roger in The Saracen’s Head looking at the altered sign”.

 Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 15 
Sir Roger de Coverley Rack Plate; dated 1940
My thanks to the eBay seller roderick_gibson_antiques for allowing me to use this photo.
 
 

16.    “Sir Roger traveling to London.”

 
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 I have had to put 4 photos on to display all the portions of this scene. 
 
 

17.    "The Spectators return to town.”

 
 Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley - scene 17
Sir Roger de Coverley Tray (shape 7979) D.5818; production era 1937 - 1942
 
 

18.    "The Captain and the Widow"

 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Argus Milk Jug
Argus shaped Milk jug; D.3418 – production era 1911 to 1932
 
I have also noticed that on the back of many of the vases and Jugs a rural scene appears, I believe this should also be listed as a scene because it is unique to this series.
 

19.    “Rural Scene’ 

 
 Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Vase
 Sir Roger de Coverly Bud Vase; D.5184; production era 1937 - 1942
 

Shapes

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 Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Teapot - unamed shape; dated 1937 

4 cup teapot 18 cm (7”) from the edge of the handle to the lip of the spout, stands 14 cm (5.5”) tall 

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Dish 

Sir Roger de Coverley Arnham tray (small); impressed date April 1947 

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Rack Plate


Sir Roger de Coverley Round Rack Plate; D.3418; date code December 1911

 

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Sir Roger de Coverley Tray (shape 8161); date code July 1937 

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Bowl

Sir Roger de Coverly bowl; shape unkown; D3418; date code January 1912  

 

 Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley (shape 8101)

 Sir Roger de Coverley Bowl (shape 8101); D.5814; date code 1937

 

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Sir Roger de Coverley Bonbon Dish (shape 8051); D5184; date code 1940

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley shape 7013

Sir Roger de Coverley Vase (shape 7013); date code 1938

6cm (2.25") tall

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley (shape 7015) 

Sir Roger de Coverly Vase; shape 7015; production era 1932 to 1942 

7.5 cm (3") tall

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Vase Shape 7018Image

Sir Roger de Coverley Vase (shape 7018); production era 1911 to 1949

6.3 cm (2.25") tall 

 

Roger de Coverley Vase (shape 7386)

Sir Roger de Coverley Vase; shape 7386; D3418 

13.5 cm (5.4") tall 

 

Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Creamer

Creamer; shape name unknown; D.5814; production era 1937 to 1942

 

 Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverley Milk Jug
Milk jug - shape unknown; D3418 
 
 
Roger de Coverley Candlestick
Sir Roger de Coverley Candlestick or Chamberstick; D3418 
 
 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverely Shape 89 Ashtray
 
Royal Doulton Sir Roger de Coverely Shape 89 Ashtray
Sir Roger de Coverley Shape 89 Ashtray; D3418
 
 

Comments  

 
+1 #12 no.5 pattern on 8cm vasestewart 2012-02-19 12:40
very interesting site.I have the no.5 Sir Roger visiting the widow in the parlour picture on a small vase .D3418.A shame it has a couple of chips at the top.Now I know more about my little vase.Thanks
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0 #11 RE: Spectatorsretur n to LondonBruce Nichol 2012-01-15 21:25
Would need to see photos before I can really comment, try visiting the dedicated Royal Doulton shapes pages that I have created, there are 7 of these pages, you will find them at this link nicholnack.com.au/r.d.-shapes/index.phpQuoting frances:
Hello there could you tell me a little more about the round version of number 17 as I have it thanks Sir Roger de Coverley Tray (shape 7979) D.5818; production era 1937 - 1942 i have number 3418
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0 #10 plate n date?frances 2012-01-12 12:12
hi there i have a bowl with the same picture as number 17 but its round and more shaped/or similaur like Sir Roger de Coverley Bowl (shape 8101); D.5814; date code 1937 can you tell me more about it i cant seem to find anything on here about it thanks frances
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+1 #9 3418frances 2012-01-12 12:02
Hello there could you tell me a little more about the round version of number 17 as I have it thanks Sir Roger de Coverley Tray (shape 7979) D.5818; production era 1937 - 1942 i have number 3418
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+1 #8 RE: Royal Doulton Serving SpoonsBruce Nichol 2011-09-15 22:45
I have checked out your listing on eBay. The Servers are from the series Diversions of Uncle Toby. This is avery rare series. It was intorduced in 1909 and withdrawn in 1930. It is one of R.D. Subjects from Literature sereis. It is based on the character Uncle Tobby who is the protagonsit from Laurence Stern's novel Tristam Shady. I have never seen a st of these before. Don't be in to much of a haste to sell them, it will take a time to find the correct buyer, but I would be sure that not too many collectors will of seen a set of these either. Good luck with it.Quoting Helen:
Could you tell me if the Salad Servers im selling are roger decloverley I was told they might be but looking at the photos and scenes you have I can see any that fit the pictures on my servers. Item number: 270817504619 Ebay Thanks Helen D H
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+2 #7 Checkout my spoons pleaseHelen 2011-09-15 21:53
Could you tell me if the Salad Servers im selling are roger decloverley I was told they might be but looking at the photos and scenes you have I can see any that fit the pictures on my servers. Item number: 270817504619 Ebay Thanks Helen D H
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+2 #6 RE: Lynne Ward & her teapotBruce Nichol 2011-04-17 08:57
I would really need to see photos and get the measurements before I can comment. email these to me on nicholnack.com.au However there is a lot of information on this page and for teapot shapes go to this page nicholnack.com.au/r.d.-shapes/tea-coffee-ware.html Quoting Lynne ward:
i have a royal doulton. sir roger de coverley large teapot no on base D3417. please could you tell me about it. it was inherited from my great grandmother.
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+3 #5 MrsLynne ward 2011-04-14 15:09
i have a royal doulton. sir roger de coverley large teapot no on base D3417. please could you tell me about it. it was inherited from my great grandmother.
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+3 #4 Reply to Lanie GriersonBruce of Nicholnack 2011-01-25 22:40
Not much I can really add without seeing the vase, but all the information I can provide you is on this page or on the vase shape page nicholnack.com.au/r.d.-shapes/earthen-ware-vases.html. I am sorry but I do not offer a valuation serviceQuoting Lanie Grierson:
Hello

I have a Sir Roger de Coverly vase 10.5cm high
same picture as above vase
Sir Roger de Coverly Vase; shape 7015; production era 1932 to 1942

7.5 cm (3") tall
Please can you let me know a little more about this

Thanks
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+5 #3 Sir Roger de Coverly VaseLanie Grierson 2011-01-25 07:31
Hello

I have a Sir Roger de Coverly vase 10.5cm high
same picture as above vase
Sir Roger de Coverly Vase; shape 7015; production era 1932 to 1942

7.5 cm (3") tall
Please can you let me know a little more about this

Thanks
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