Plaque, part of the Bayeux Tapestry, earthenware, made by Royal Doulton, Burslem, England, 1902-1914
An earthenware plaque, oval in shape, bearing a decoration of part of the Bayeux Tapestry. The plaque is flat at the back and convex at the front. The front face is decorated in 'Chine' style, with an impressed, fine open weave pattern and painted with a scene of three men sitting on a bench under a canopy. They are resting their feet on mats and two of them are holding swords. The words 'BAYEUX TAPESTRY / WILLELM / 1066' are inscribed on the panel. The scene is set on a blue background.
Maker's trademark at back, transfer printed in green, lion on top of crown surmounting text 'ROYAL DOULTON / ENGLAND' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's. Beneath is text 'DOULTON & SLATER'S / PATENT / U.S.PATENT / 314,002'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No359'. Starburst paper label adhered to back, written in black ink 'BY/-'. Rectangular paper label adhered to back, written in black ink 'B54'.