1905 Royal Doulton Nursery Rhymes Plate ~ RED RIDING HOOD

Rare Polychrome Nursery Rhymes Plate

Little Red Riding Hood

Designed by William Savage Cooper Royal Doulton Staffordshire England 1905

This is an outstanding childs plate in a colorful polychrome transfer printed pattern. The plate measures 7” in diameter made of porcelain with brown printing and multicolor details and gilt rim. From a series of 19 of Nursery Rhyme images designed by British artist and illustrator William Savage Cooper (1880-1926) in 1903, withdrawn from production in 1939. The series was commissioned by Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII (formerly Prince of Wales), daughter-in-law of Queen Victoria, for use by their grandchildren.

The plate shows a Red Riding Hood on her way to her grandmother’s house. The wolf is walking beside her. The title of the plate is LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD with the line GOING TO HER GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE written below the image.

This rare little plate is in great condition, with a 1/4" age line at 9 o’clock but no chips cracks or repairs. Wear to the gilt rim and foot rim and utensil wear to the decorative picture consistent with prior use. A delicious example of a whimsical nursery rhyme to add to a collection. We are also offering another plate and a mug from the Savage Cooper nursery rhyme design series to mix and match.

Item ID: AA1526

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