The Royal Doulton Company has been producing porcelains, ceramics ans dinnerware for approximately two hundred years. From a meager beginning in 1815, John Doulton amassed one of the largest pottery and porcelain factories the world as ever known
There are nine Professionals series plates which were produced from 1909 - 1974. They are called "The Jester", "The Admiral", "The Falconer", "The Parson", "The Doctor", "The Hunting Man", "The Mayor", "The Squire" and "The Bookworm".
The Professionals series plates comprise of four distinct firings. 1) The D3XXX series (produced 1909 – 1938) Generally have a green circle around the central image 2) The D5XXX series (produced 1938 – 1948) Generally have a thick brown circle around the central image 3) The D6XXX series (produced 1948 – 1960) Have a thin black circle around the central image 4) The TCXXXX series (produced 1960 – 1974) Similar to the D6XXX series but with very *new* looking white china.
This colorful "The Jester" plate shows the Jester and his puppet in bright shades of green, red, yellow, pink and black. The wide border is decorated with Chinese lanterns and ivy foliage in shades of the same basic pallet. The plate measures 10 3/8" across and carries Royal Doulton backstamp introduced in 1932 and "D6277". There are no cracks, chips or repairs.