This lovely Art Deco tray was made by the popular English firm of Royal Doulton between the years 1911 and 1940. The pattern is a transfer called "Poplars at Sunset" in a mixture of shades of brown, mustard and orange under a high gloss glaze. The dark silhouettes of the poplars are dramatic against the flame colors of the sky that are reflected in the water.
This square tray with the scalloped rim is marked on the reverse with the black Royal Doulton logo, along with D3416. which tells us that the pattern was first produced in 1911. It weighs 1 pound 5 ounces, measures 8 1/2 inches on each side and stands 1 1/4 inches high. In very good overall condition, it has a few flea bites on the bottom edge, undoubtedly from a wire plate holder, and has an old chip on the foot rim. While there is overall fine crazing in the top glaze, the tray looks beautiful wherever it's placed.