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Royal Doulton Motoring Plate

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Reference
26122
Diameter
27 cm (10 3/4")
Rare Royal Doulton Motoring Plate.
An early Royal Doulton automobile plate entitled 'A - Nerve - Tonic'. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, there is the usual crazing to the glaze as would be expected. The plate depicts two boys on a go-cart tumbling out of the way of a car with the caption 'A Nerve Tonic'. The plate has the printed and impressed Royal Doulton trademarks, Royal Doulton with the lion and crown. This mark was introduced to mark the grant of the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII.

The Royal Doulton 'The Motorists' Series by George Holdcroft had six plates in it, each decorated with veteran motoring scenes. The series was introduced in 1905 and withdrawn by 1928 and comprised of 'Room for One', 'Blood Money', 'Itch yer on Gov'e'nor?', 'A Nerve-Tonic', 'Deaf' and an untitled plate which showed a Yokel & two motorists outside the Chequers Inn.
Diameter
27 cm (10 3/4")
Condition
Excellent
Year
1906
Period
1900-1949
Medium
Ceramic
Country
England