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Sport Antiques Catalogue - Antique Motoring and Transport


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Rare Royal Doulton Motoring Plate.
An early Royal Doulton automobile plate entitled 'A – Nerve – Tonic'. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, there is the usual crazing to the glaze as would be expected. The plate depicts two boys on a go-cart tumbling out of the way of a car with the caption 'A Nerve Tonic'. The plate has the printed and impressed Royal Doulton trademarks, Royal Doulton with the lion and crown. This mark was introduced to mark the grant of the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII.

The Royal Doulton "The Motorists" Series by George Holdcroft had six plates in it, each decorated with veteran motoring scenes. The series comprised of 'Room for One', 'Blood Money', 'Itch yer on Gov'e'nor?', 'A Nerve-Tonic', 'Deaf' and 'Where do you itch yer Oss?.

Dia. 27 cm
Dia. 10½"

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