Vintage Royal Doulton Seriesware Plate Robin Hood Under the Greenwood Tree D3751


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This is a seriesware plate designed by Charles Noke for Royal Doulton featuring Robin Hood and his Merry Men, titled Under the Greenwood Tree. This particular plate from the Robin Hood themed series is known as Friar Tuck Makes Merry Under the Greenwood Tree. The piece is stamped on the underside with the Royal Doulton Greenwood Tree backstamp and hand numbered D3751 - this plate was made from 1914 until 1961, but D3751 was used as the identification number from 1914 until 1941, however, the absence of the Royal Doulton lion backstamp, I believe, makes this an early issue. It measures 10 1/2 in diameter and weighs 1 lb and 7 oz. It is in very good condition with the exception of an old, tiny chip at the right hand edge, really minor. In addition, there is some light glaze crazing, typical of this type of Doulton pottery and a glaze skip/crater to the lower right of the scene, original to the manufacture of the plate, nothing important. Great addition to a Royal Doulton collection, or just a wonderful display piece for the Robin Hood collector!