Saturday, 15 December 2012

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters Series

Royal Doulton Shakespearean Characters Series 'Portia' Cake Plate c1920

Royal Doulton introduced their Shakespearean Characters series in 1912 with a superb polychrome background using various colour washes. Here is a fine dished plate depicting Portia ("The quality of mercy is not strain'd") from 'The Merchant of Venice'. For more details see Premier Antiques

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