This plate is from the series timed for the centenary of Dickens' birth celebrated in 11912. This piece (item D6327)dates from the 1949 – 1952 era. By 1951 the pattern was reduced to a few rack plates.
Sairey Gamp, byname of Sarah Gamp, is a comic fictional character in Charles Dickens's novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44). Sarah Gamp is a high-spirited old Cockney, who is a sketchily trained nurse-midwife who is as enthusiastic at laying out a corpse as she is at delivering a baby!
This plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The back stamp is that of Royal Doulton and states that is it Dickens Ware.