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Royal Doulton Motoring Plate - Blood Money

Reference
27169
Diameter
25 cm (9 3/4")
Rare Royal Doulton Motoring Plate.
An early Royal Doulton automobile plate entitled 'Blood Money'.
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 a motorist having run down a swan and a yokel holding out his hand for compensation with the caption 'Blood Money'. The plate has the printed Royal Doulton trademark, Royal Doulton with the lion and crown, and the pattern No. D2406. This particular trade mark was introduced to mark the grant of the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII.

We do have four other Royal Doulton automobile plates available as can be seen in the images. The price above is for a single plate.

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 The series was introduced in 1905 and withdrawn by 1928 and comprised of 'Room for One', 'Blood Money', 'Itch yer on Gov'e'nor?', 'A Nerve-Tonic', 'Deaf' and an untitled plate which showed a Yokel & two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
25 cm (9 3/4")
Condition
Excellent, only the usual crazing to the glaze.
Year
Circa 1910
Medium
Ceramic
Country
England