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Royal Doulton English Cottages Series
Royal Doulton introduced the series know as English Cottages A in 1924 and it was in production up until circa 1942. English Cottages A is in fact two series. The first of these series I will call English Cottages Evening, to date all the examples of this series that I have seen have the pattern number D4390 which was introduced into production in 1924. The second pattern is English Cottages Morning; this pattern has the pattern number D4987. This pattern was introduced in 1929.
Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning Vase Shape 8025
Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning Vase Shape 8025; D4987
production era 1929 to 1943
 

Royal Doulton English Cottages "A" Series

Pattern Numbers

D4390 introduced 1924

As already mentioned, this pattern we will refer to as the English Cottages "A" Evening

 D4987 introduced 1929

As already mentioned, this pattern we will refer to as the English Cottages "A" Morning

 
Royal Doulton English Cottages A Float Bowl (shape 7562)
Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning Float Bowl (shape 7562)
 
 

There are also three pattern numbers issued against the Bone China version of English Cottages Morning.

H3424 introduced 1927

H3915 introduced 1930

H3916 introduced 1930

 English Cottages - Vases

The vase on the left is Bone China example of Royal Doulton English Cottages "A" where the example on the right is Earthen Ware


English Cottages & Fox Hunting B Jug
 
Occasionally examples are found with two different series on the same item, on this example English Cottages and Fox Hunting B on the same Jug. The Jug is an embossed shape which has the maker’s mark that was discontinued in 1932; so a production era of 1930 to 1932.



To date we have identified five different scenes to the Royal Doulton English Cottages "A" Evening series D.4390. As is my way I do not generally change the names of scenes named by Louise Irvine. 

 

 

The Evening Scenes

As Defined by Louise Irvine

1:  A group of cottages behind a stream with wodden bridge


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

 

2: Thatched cottage with timbered gable-end behind stream


Royal Doulton English Cottages Evening

D4390: date coded July 1925

 

Additional Evening Scenes

 As Defined by Nicholnack

 Church beside a lane


Royal Doulton English Cottages Evening

 

Thatched cottages beside a fenced pond


Royal Doulton English Cottages Evening

 

Thatched gable end Cottage beside pond

 Royal Doulton English Cottages - Thatched gable end Cottage beside pond

D4390 - dated coded January 1927

 

 

To date we have identified eight different scenes to the Royal Doulton English Cottages "A" Morning series D4987.

 

 The Morning Scenes

As Defined by Louise Irvine

 3: Large thatched cottage with two wings

Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning
 
 

4: House with elaborate timbered gable-end

Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning

 

5: L-shaped thatched cottage

Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning

 

6: Cottage by a path

Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning
 
 

Additional Morning Scenes

 As Defined by Nicholnack

 

"L" shaped thatched cottage with chimney at gable end

 Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning
 
 
 
 

"U" shaped thatched cottage with garden fence

Royal Doulton English Cottages Morning 

 

 

 The Lone Tree

Royal Doulton English Cottages

This tree is unique to this series. It appears on the back of many items and to one side of main scene on large items like the float bowl shown near the head of this page.

 

 

Bridge over stream

Image

I have found examples of this scene on the back of both Earthen Ware and Bone China examples.

 
 

Comments  

 
+1 #2 RE Maggie EtheridgeBruce Nichol 2013-03-30 23:51
Pattern number D3647 is one of the pattern numbers for the pattern Countryside. This is one of the Rural English patterns from the same period as English Cottages that has very similer scenes. Quoting maggie etheridge:
helli
I have a shallow bowl that I thought may belong to this series. it shows a wooden bridge in the fore ground and a group of cottages behind. there is what looks like an abbey or church to the left. the number on the back is D3647. can anyone confirm this belongs to this series, please? Thank you
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+1 #1 RE: R.D. English Cottagesmaggie etheridge 2013-03-29 19:31
helli
I have a shallow bowl that I thought may belong to this series. it shows a wooden bridge in the fore ground and a group of cottages behind. there is what looks like an abbey or church to the left. the number on the back is D3647. can anyone confirm this belongs to this series, please? Thank you
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