Early Royal Doulton Isaac Walton Ware 'Gallant Fishers' Rack Plate D2312 c1908

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Introduced in 1905 with designs by Charles Noke based on Izaak Walton's 'The Compleat Angler' first published in 1653. The series depicts combinations of fishermen in 17th century dress with various quotations and willow tree borders (dark green/brown on earlier wares, light green on later pieces). Here is an early rack plate with the profile of a man in short cape and rod over his shoulder in the foreground and another profile of man with rod under right arm examining his hook in the distance. Around the inner rim are two quotes - "But yet though while I fish I fast, I make good fortune my repast" and "Perch or Pike, Roach or Dace, we do chase". In great condition; no chips, cracks or restoration. All over fine age crazing typical of these wares, but nothing to detract. Displays beautifully and rare to find in such good order. Signed Noke. Special backstamp, painted series number D2312 and impressed date for April 1908. Diameter 26.7cm (10.5in)  
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