1930s Royal Doulton Sandwich Tray
This a wonderfully vibrant, and quite rare, Art Deco 1930s Royal Doulton Sandwich Tray. The pattern is similar to ‘Country Cottages’ or ‘Rustic England’ but there is no pattern back mark.
The scene depicts English Country cottages surrounded by trees with a foreground of brown bare earth and a background of a bright yellow sky. The colours are quite vibrant.
The tray is in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. The tray is not flawless and does exhibit some manufacturing defects, for example, glazing marks, pin holes, flow marks: these have been present since the plate was first fired. There are also a few minor scuff marks/ tiny scratches on the plate surface.
- Back stamp For Royal Doulton used from 1932 onwards (and occasionally seen on pieces between 1928 and 1931)
- 5-30 impressed mark: this indicates that is was made in May 1930.
- There is a decorator’s mark (looks like a back to front L with a dot) and the number 21.
- 32.5cm length
- 14.3cm width
This beautiful piece would look lovely as a cake or sandwich plate or even to display on a wall.