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...

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...

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Royal Doulton 'Juno and the Peacock' figurine, HN2827, designed by Robert Jefferson, limited edition 27/300, 28 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton 'Leda and the Swan' figurine, HN2826, designed by Robert Jefferson, limited edition 157/300, 27 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Kurdish Dancer', figurine, 328/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2867, 21 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Polish Dancer', figurine, 109/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2836, 24 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Indian Dancer', figurine, 193/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2830, 24 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Balinese Dancer', figurine, 180/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2808, 22 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Philippine Dancer', figurine, 391/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2439, 23 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton 'North American Indian Dancer', figurine, limited edition 180/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2809, 22 cm high approx, with certificate

Vintage miniature Royal Doulton 'Chloe' figurine, numbered 'M10', rd No. 764558, 7.5 cm high approx., in production 1932 - 1945

Royal Doulton figurine - The Bedtime Story, 13 cm tall. As inspected

Two Royal Doulton figurines, bedtime and Darling. Bedtime is 14.5 cm tall

Royal Doulton 'Janet' figurine HN1537, circa 1930s, 16 cm high approx

Vintage Royal Doulton 'Pamela' figurine HN1468, rd No. 764556, 20 cm high approx. in production 1931 - 1938

Collection of dog figurines, including Royal Doulton ' Lassie' a/f

Royal Doulton 'Viola D'Amore' figurine, hN. 549, 15 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Kirsty' figurine, HN2381, designer M. Davies, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Morning Ma'am' figurine, HN2895, designer W.K. Harper, 22.5 cm high

Royal Doulton figurine 'Fair Lady', hN2832, 19 cm high approx

A Royal Doulton figurine, 'Organ Grinder' H.N.2173. Height 22 cm

Royal Doulton the Enchantment collection, Serenade figure, HN2753 approx 24 cm high

A Royal Doulton parson's daughter figure signed to base HN564. Height 25.5 cm

A Royal Doulton Sweet Anne figure signed to base HN1496 MC. Height 19 cm

A Royal Doulton figure 'Margot' HN1628, Royal Doulton figurine, Margot HN1628, designed Leslie Harradine; (13.86 cm); high Issued: 1934-1940

Royal Doulton figurine 'Rendezvous', HN2212, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Loretta', HN2337, 20 cm high approx

Royal Doulton Leslie Harradine figurine, 'Midsummer Noon', HN1900, 12 cm high, as inspected

Royal Doulton figurine ''Collinette', HN1999, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Reverie', HN2306, 17 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'The Bride', HN2166, 20 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Fairy Lady', HN2193, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Genevieve', HN1962, 17.5 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Antoinette', HN2326, 16 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Carolyn', HN2112, 18 cm high approx

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