Learn about Royal Doulton Figurines

There have been over 4000 different models of Royal Doulton figurines manufactured to captivate collectors. Production of these figures has been from 1890s (Doulton Lambeth) through to the present day with rarity, age, theme, colour and variations of individual designer determining the value of each figure.

Although Doulton had produced figures from the mid-19th century, production did not really take off until c1913 under modeller C. J. Noke, when the HN (for Harry Nixon, head of figure painting department) model numbering system was introduced for a new collection.

During the 20th century production mushroomed under the guidance of Noke and Leslie Harradine. Take care as some models have variations in colour and size which will have different HN numbers and will often have different values.

The design of figures tends to reflect the taste of the times in which they are made. more...

Learn about Royal Doulton History

The Doulton factory was established in 1815 in Lambeth, South London by John Doulton (1793 - 1873), who had previously been employed at the nearby Fulham Pottery. He initially had two partners, Martha Jones and John Watts, the former of who left the company in 1820, and the latter in 1854.

He began by producing practical and decorative stoneware, such as bottles and sewer pipes from his small pottery

John's son Henry (1820 - 1897) joined the company in 1835 and the production of stoneware items was expanded to include laboratory articles, sanitary ware and drainpipes, which were sold worldwide.

In the mid 1850s John Doulton began experimenting with a more decorative pottery items. Many glazes and decorative effects were developed including faience, impasto, silicon, carrara, marqueterie, chine, and rouge flambe.

From about 1860, Doulton began to revive earlier types of stoneware, such as copies of 18th-century vessels. The famous salt-glazed wares with blue decoration first appeared in 1862.

Through Henry Doulton, the pottery became associated with the Lambeth School of Art directed by John Sparkes from about 1866. more...

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A Royal Doulton Dancers of the world 'Philipino dancer' figure, HN2349, no. 494/750, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton Dancers of the world 'Chinese dancer' figure, HN2840, no. 271/750, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton Dancers of the world 'North American Indian dancer' figure, HN2809, no. 593/750, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton 'Lady Diana Spencer' figure, HN2885, no. 729/1500, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton 'H. R. H. The Princess of Wales' figure, HN2887, no.1488/1500, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton 'H. R. H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh' figure, HN2386, no. 1375/1500, in original packaging.

A Royal Doulton characters from the world of Gilbert & Sullivan 'Ko Ko' figure, HN2998, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Les Femmes Fatales 'Lucrezia Borgia' figure, HN2342, HN2342, no. 20/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Les Femmes Fatales 'Empress Dowager' figure, HN2391, no. 115/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Les Femmes Fatales 'Queen of Sheba' figure, HN2328, no. 570/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Myths & Maidens 'Diana the Huntress' figure, HN2829, no. 82/300, signed by Robert Jefferson, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Myths & Maidens 'Lady & the Unicorn' figure, HN2825, no. 252/300, signed by Robert Jefferson, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton figure ";Polish dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2836, designed by Peggy Davies, limited edition 271/750

A Royal Doulton figure ";the Indian dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2384, designed by Peggy Davies, limited edition 215/750

A Royal Doulton figure ";the Mexican dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2866, designed by Peggy Davies, model no. 605/750

A Royal Doulton figure ";Scottish highland dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2436, designed by Peggy Davies, limited edition 464/750

A Royal Doulton figure of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary Coronation, height 27 cm

A Royal Doulton Gentle arts 'Tapestry Weaving' figure, May be missing other part

A Royal Doulton figure 'Cavalier, HN2718, height 26 cm

A Royal Doulton figurine, 'The Jovial monk, HN2144, height 20 cm

A Royal Doulton figure 'The Hornpipe, HN2161, height 22 cm

A Royal Doulton figurine 'Gwynneth, reg. No. 842486

A pair of Royal Doulton Staffordshire-style flatback figures of spaniels, height 24 cm

Doulton & Co, Burslem, an Australian Federation 1901 Commemorative Ware jardiniere, printed with a profile portrait of Queen Victoria in a wreath framed by two British soldiers, the Duke and Duchess of York, Earl of Hopetoun and Sir Henry Parkes, decor

Royal Doulton flambe 'The carpet seller' figurine, HN2237, signed to base, H19 cm approx

A Royal Doulton flambe crystalline glaze vase, circa 1930, by Harry Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton Made in England, Flambe, Hn, 6cm high, Provenance: The Frank Ollerenshaw Collection

A Royal Doulton flambe figure 'Eastern Grace', circa 1996, By P. Parson, edition 353/2500, stamped and inscribed to the base, 31cm high

A Royal Doulton Chinese Jade lidded bowl, circa 1920, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton England, Chinese Jade, Noke, Hn, 12 cm high, 18 cm wide

A Royal Doulton 'Blossom' vase with gilt highlights, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton Flambe, Hn, 16 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe grape decorated vase with gilt highlights, circa 1930, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton England Flambe, Hn, 26 cm high

A Royal Doulton Chang ware bowl, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Chang Royal Doulton, Noke, Hn, 11 cm high, 23 cm wide, 16 cm deep

A Royal Doulton Chang ware vase, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Chang Royal Doulton, Noke, Hn, 26 cm high

A Royal Doulton Chang ware triple gourd shaped vase, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Chang Royal Doulton, Noke, Hn, 29 cm high

Two Royal Doulton figures. Including 'The Auctioneer,' HN2988 ; & 'Pride and Joy,' HN2945, height 23 cm & H19 cm

Two Royal Doulton figures. Including 'Tall story,' HN2248; & 'The lobster man,' HN2317, height 16 cm & H19 cm

Royal Doulton 'Scheherazade' figure. HN3835, limited edition 391/1500, height 26.5 cm

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