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  Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree

or Robin Hood

Royal doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Teapot

Under The Greewood Tree Teapot (back) - production era 1941 to 1951

My thanks to Heather Pitt for this photo

 Under the Greenwood Tree has a special back stamp, the mark below, with the pattern number D.3751 is an early example, this would date to when the pattern was introduced in 1914. Items with this mark will have a production era of 1914 and circa 1940

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Makers Mark  
 
The mark below has an impressed date for march 1942; the pattern number D.6094 was issued into service in 1939. This mark is slightly different to the mark issued in 1914, you will note that the foliage on the tree is different and the grass around the base of the trunk is different - granted these are minor differences, but they do give us a means to date the mark. This second mark would have a production window from circa 1940 to circa 1951.

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Makers Mark 
 
The third mark came off the base of a stein that bears the pattern number D.6341, this was the last pattern number to be issued against the series in 1951. This mark would have a production era between circa 1951 and 1967 
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Makers Mark
 
 
The pattern numbers issued against this series and there introduction dates are:-
D.3751 pattern number introduced in 1914
D5623"                                             " 1936
D.5808“                                             ” 1937
D.6004"                                             " 1939
D.6094“                                              ”1939
D.6341“                                              ”1951

 

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Charger 

This 38 cm charger is an unusual variation of the Under the Greenwood Series. It is hand painted with a transfered Oak Leaf border. It is date coded July 1939 and has the pattern number D5623; this is the only example I have seen of this colour-way or pattern number.

The series appears on over 60 different shapes. On page 57 of volume of Royal Doulton Series Ware: Louise Irvine catalogues 17 scenes, mentioning there are 2 versions several scenes.I have since identified two scenes not mention by Mz Irvine, these are scenes 18 & 19 in my list.
 

1.    “Robin Hood, the friend of the poor"

2 versions
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood, The friend of the poor
Scene taken from york sandwich tray – D.3751 (era 1914 – 1940)
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Scene - Version 2 Of The Friend of The Poor
Scene taken from Dorothy Desert Plate - D6004 (dated March 1941)
 
 

2.     “Robin Hood’s fight with Friar Tuck.”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood's fight with Friar Tuck 
 

3    “Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood” or “The Jovial friar joins Robin Hood”

2 versions
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood - Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood 


4.    “Robin Hood & Friar Tuck”.


Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood & Friar Tuck 
Vase shape 7017; D6094; special back stamp;era 1939 to 1951

5.    “Robin Hood & Little John”.


Scene yet to be sourced - can you help?
 
 

6.    “Alan a Dale”.

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Alan a  Dale 

7.    “Robin Hood”.

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood
Scene from vase shape 7349; D6094; 1939 to 1951 era

8.    “Maid Marion”

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Maid Marion
Scene from vase shape 7349; D6094; 1939 to 1951 era

9.    “Robin Hood & Maid Marion”.

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood & Maid Marion
 Scene from Rhiems Tea Cup: D3751
Image courtesy of Patti Wilson
 

10.    “Robin Hood, the King of the Archers” 

Two versions, one with Alan a Dale.

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood -  The King of the Archers  
 
Tray (shape 7979); Under Greenwood Tree Backstamp; D. 6314; dated February 1940
 

11.    “The Foresters Kitchen.”

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Scene 11 - The Foresters Kitchen
Scene off vase shape 7665 - D6094 era 1939 to 1951 
 

12.    “Friar Tuck makes merry Under the green wood tree”.

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Friar Tuck makes Merry under the greenwood tree 
 

13.    “Robin Hood, Little John & the jovial friar Tuck”.

 Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood, Little John & the Jovial Friar

14.    “Robin Hood in ambush”

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood in ambush
 

15.    “Robin Hood kneels to the king”.

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood kneels to the King

16.    Robin Hood Slays Guy of Gisbourne.”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood Slays Guy of Gisbourne
 

17.    “Life in the Forest of Sherwood”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Life in the Forest of Sherwood


18. "Little John & Allan a Dale"

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin Hood & Little John
  Tooth Pick Holder (shape 7014); D.3751; era 1914 to 1940
 

19.    “The Fall of an Arrow”

 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree - The fall of an Arrrow 
D.3751; production era 1914 to 1941
 
 

Shapes

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Vase shape 7014 

Tooth Pick Holder (shape 7014); printed on base is Little John & Alan a Dale; D.3751; era 1914 - 1932.

 

Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Vase Royal Doulton Vase Shape 7018

Vase Shape 7018; D3751; era 1914 to 1941

 

Royal doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Vase - Shape 7665Royal Doulton Robin Hood Vase - Shape 7665

Vase shape 7665; D.6094; era 1939 to 1951

 

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree New Lyn Jug

New Lyn Jug; D.3751; 17.5 cm (7”); era 1914 - 1932

 

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Oval Fruit Dish

Oval Fruit Dish; Impressed date code for November 1940 

 

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Charger

13.5” Charger – impressed date code January 1941 

 

Royal Doulton Robin Hood Under The Greenwood Tree Charger

 13.5” Chop Plate; era 1951 - 1957

Chop plates where a phenomenon of the 1950's, a chop plate is just a large plate. It is similer to a charger, but a charger has hanging holes in the rim where a chop plate does not.  

 Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Stafford Fruit Bowl

Stafford Fruit Bowl – pattern number not marked – diameter 16 cm (6. 3”)

 D.6094; dated February 1941 – shape name unkown 

 

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Dorothy Cake Plate – D.6094 – impressed date April 1942
 
 
Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Bon Bon Dish 
 

Tab handle bonbon dish – shape 8051A – D.6341 (era 1951 – 1967)

 

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Square Otagonal Fruit Dish - D.6341(era 1951 - 1967)

 

Royal Doulton Leeds Round Fruit Saucer

Royal Doulton Under The Greenwood Tree Leeds Round Fruit Saucer

Leeds Round Fruit Saucer

 

Comments  

 
+1 #18 ShirleyShirley Barugh 2014-03-06 03:50
Hi, I am a bit confused. When you look on trading sites etc there seem to be two different types of Doulton Robin Hood, some with writing and others without. Are they two different series altogether? Many thanks.
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0 #17 ValuationBruce Nichol 2013-04-21 22:03
Nicholnack does not offer a valuation serviceQuoting adam:
hi there my name is adam my grandmother left me a royal doulton plate under the green wood tree its a rectangle plate with the markings d6044h is hand written stamped are the numbers 7979 and what appears to be d39 or 1139 any information you have would be greatly appreciated and value if possible thanks adam
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-1 #16 plateadam 2013-04-21 06:12
hi there my name is adam my grandmother left me a royal doulton plate under the green wood tree its a rectangle plate with the markings d6044h is hand written stamped are the numbers 7979 and what appears to be d39 or 1139 any information you have would be greatly appreciated and value if possible thanks adam
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-1 #15 RE: Charity ShopBruce Nichol 2011-07-16 21:17
We generally do not offer valuation advice. But I will say that if it is chipped and cracked it is not worth very much and I think just sell if for what ever you can get for your charity. Damaged items are hard to sell.Quoting Elma Ross:
I have been given a fruit bowl in this series to sell for a charity. Bowl is 6cm high & 21cms diam. Round the lower inner rim is ?Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood? as in two of the examples listed. Backstamp is same as first example on your web page but the handwritten D3751 is over to the left near the rim. The imprint is 25 with something longer beneath which I cannot make out. Sadly it has a chip and a crack.

Should I just let this go at a minimal sum in the charity shop or might someone be interested in it for a collection? I live in Scotland

Thanks
E Ross
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+3 #14 bowlElma Ross 2011-07-16 20:38
I have been given a fruit bowl in this series to sell for a charity. Bowl is 6cm high & 21cms diam. Round the lower inner rim is ?Friar Tuck joins Robin Hood? as in two of the examples listed. Backstamp is same as first example on your web page but the handwritten D3751 is over to the left near the rim. The imprint is 25 with something longer beneath which I cannot make out. Sadly it has a chip and a crack.

Should I just let this go at a minimal sum in the charity shop or might someone be interested in it for a collection? I live in Scotland

Thanks
E Ross
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+3 #13 RE: R.D.Under The Greenwood Tree - Robin HoodBruce Nichol 2011-06-22 04:52
Thanks for that. If you look on my shapes page nicholnack.com.au/r.d.-shapes/index.php I think you will find I have maybe 75% of the shapes that Doulton made in series ware. We are always looking for examples of shapes we don't have. I also have plans to do a Zunday Zmocks and a Gaffers fact files, but it all takes time and there are only so many hours in the day Quoting Mike Gaffney:
Hi, just came across your site ..great when I return home on the weekend will look at the different pieces ..... we have about 40. Have a couple of different shapes that I will forward to you, candlestick, little box with lid, match box holder (I think it is ..its round with a central piece sticking up).We also collect Gaffers (50 plus pieces) and Zundy Zmoch ( not so many ..25. ?) ... But your info is great ..thanks
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+4 #12 Mr.Mike Gaffney 2011-06-21 15:57
Hi, just came across your site ..great when I return home on the weekend will look at the different pieces ..... we have about 40. Have a couple of different shapes that I will forward to you, candlestick, little box with lid, match box holder (I think it is ..its round with a central piece sticking up).We also collect Gaffers (50 plus pieces) and Zundy Zmoch ( not so many ..25. ?) ... But your info is great ..thanks
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+4 #11 RE: Unidentified patternBruce Nichol 2011-04-07 22:35
I will need to see a photo before I can comment. Send to my email address as photos attached to the blog sometimes do funny things. My direct email is nicholnack@optu snet.com.au Quoting Mike Rigby:
Hi,
I have an hexagonal Doulton pot with lid I am trying to identify. The inside has a yellow lustre glaze whilst the outside has figures of an archer, a man with a hunting horn and a man with a machete chopping at a tree. Each figure is on a separate panel, surrounded by greenery. The stamp underneath is the standard Doulton lion on crown with made in England (so post 1932) RN658662.
Thanks
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+5 #10 Unidentified Doulton PatternMike Rigby 2011-04-07 05:11
Hi,
I have an hexagonal Doulton pot with lid I am trying to identify. The inside has a yellow lustre glaze whilst the outside has figures of an archer, a man with a hunting horn and a man with a machete chopping at a tree. Each figure is on a separate panel, surrounded by greenery. The stamp underneath is the standard Doulton lion on crown with made in England (so post 1932) RN658662.
Thanks
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+3 #9 RE: Scene Titles on BaseBruce Nichol 2011-04-02 05:25
Great question, sorry but I do not have an definitive answer.Quoting Bob Wagstaff:
G'day...
The title of the scenes of Under The Greenwood Tree series are often written around the face borders, is there an era that these designs relate to...?
Ta...Bob
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