Gorgeous Royal Doulton Vintage 1900's Hand Painted Pair of Series Sir Roger De Coverley 7-3/4" Scenic Vases
Beautifully decorated are these Pair of Royal Doulton Scenic hand painted Vases.....circa 1911 or after.
Sir Roger de Coverley is the name of an English country dance and a Scottish country dance (also known as The Haymakers). An early version was published in The Dancing Master, 9th edition (1695). The name refers to a fox, and the dance's steps are reminiscent of a hunted fox going in and
out of cover.
It is mentioned in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843) when the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge a party from his apprenticeship with
Mr. Fezziwig. "...the great effect of the evening came after the Roast and Boiled, when the fiddler ... struck up 'Sir Roger de Coverley'. It is mentioned
also in the book Silas Marner by George Eliot, when the fiddler at the Cass New Year's Eve party plays it to signal the beginning of the evening dancing;
it is furthermore mentioned in the children's book The Rescuers by Margery Sharp.
Also Harry Thompson, in his first novel This Thing of Darkness, mentioned this dance. "... and so it was that, five minutes later, he found himself bowing to her, and she curtsying in reply, as they lined up facing one another for the commencement of the Sir Roger de Coverley".
The dance plays a part in the Dorothy Sayers short story "The Queen's Square", and is mentioned in Washington Irving's The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent..
Sir Roger de Coverly is also mentioned in novels by Clive King, Anthony Trollope, and D.H. Lawrence as well as other works of the day.
I am happy to present this attractive vintage Pair of Royal Doulton hand painted Scenic Vases, which measure 7-3/4" tall and 14-1/2".
One Vase shows Mr. William with a young maiden in the garden, while the 2nd Vase shows Mr. William walking with a Lady in a Meadow.
The vintage Royal Doulton Pair of Sir Roger De Coverley hand painted Vases are in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or
other damage with one face displaying [see photos] fine crazing.
The Hand Painted Pair of Series Sir Roger De Coverley 7-3/4" Scenic Vases display both an early Royal Doulton mark and the
Sir Roger De Coverley mark.
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NOTE: EACH VASE IS SOLD SEPARATELY.
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