Royal Doulton has always been a name that means fine quality, and the great condition of these 90 year old plates attests to it! These "Tazza" Dinner Plates were made by Royal Doulton sometime before this pattern was discontinued in 1923. Tazza features a large floral bowl in the center spilling over with flowers of all kinds in bold colors. The ridged and scalloped rim is trimmed with kelly green bands on the inner and outer rim.
Each off-white plate measures 10-1/4 inches in diameter.
Each is marked with the intricate lion over a circular Royal Doulton, England backstamp in black underglaze, followed by the pattern name "TAZZA." To the left are two English Registry numbers: "Rd No 690446" and "Rd No 693565" dating these plates to 1922. To the right are the words: "U.S. Patent Applied For" and there is an artist's mark of a dot between two lines to the upper left of the mark. Three of the four plates are also hand marked with the pattern number "D4220." One of these marks is done in black, two are done in red. These three also each have an incised 25, and other incised marks that are less legible.
These plates have the expected surface scratches and only minor wear to the green bands. Each has a truly minimal edge chip on the back (the largest is 2 mm, and none show from the front) and one plate is heavily crazed, though not discolored.