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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Royal Doulton 'Summer's Darling' figurine, HN3091, 28 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Old Meg' figurine, HN2494, 21 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Kathleen' figurine, HN2933, 17 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Young love' figure group, HN2735, 24 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'The Skater' figurine, HN2117, 17.5 cm high approx

Three small Royal Doulton figurines, 'Autumn Breezes' HN2176, 'Gail' HN3321 & 'Victoria' HN3744, 10.5 cm high (tallest)

Two Royal Doulton animal figurines, 11.5 cm high (tallest)

Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figurine, limited ediition 56/750, HN2391, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 21 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Helen of Troy' figurine, limited edition 104/750, HN2387, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 23 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Ajax' ships Figureheads figurine, limited edition 560/950, HN2908, with certificate and timber base, 29 cm high total

Royal Doulton 'Benmore' ships Figureheads figurine, limited edition 560/950, HN2909, with certificate and timber base, 27 cm high total

Royal Doulton 'Spinning' figurine, limited edition 619/750, HN2390, with certificate, designer Peggy Davies, with spinning wheel, 17 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Anne Boleyn' figurine, limited edition 3691/9500, HN3232, 22 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'L'Ambitieuse' figurine, limited edition 563/5000, HN3359, with certificate, 20.5 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Dulcimer' figurine, limited edition 447/750, HN2798, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Columbine' figurine, HN2738, modelled by Douglas Tootle, 32 cm high

Royal Doulton 'H.M. The Queen mother' figurine, limited edition 321/1500, HN2882, with certificate, 'To Celebrate the 80th Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother 4th August 1980', 20 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Cymbals' figurine, limited edition 280/750, HN2699, modelled by Peggy Davies, 18.5 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Virginals' figurine, limited edition 480/750, HN2427, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Chitarrone' figurine, limited edition 615/750, HN2700, designer Peggy Davies, with certificate,19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Hurdy-Gurdy' figurine, limited edition 639/750, HN2796, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Vintage miniature Royal Doulton 'Chloe' figurine, numbered M10 Rd no 764558, 7.2 cm high approx.

Royal Doulton figurine - Clarissa, HN1525, dated 1923

A Royal Doulton figure 'The Mask Seller' HN2103. Height 22 cm

A pair of Royal Doulton figures 'Ko Ko' HN2898 and 'Yum Yum' HN2899, from the Gilbert and Sillivan series Mikado. Height 31 cm

Royal Doulton, red flambe vase, decorated with a continuous boating scene with figures, stamped 'Royal Doulton,' impressed 'Doulton, 7105, 8 25' (A/F), height 26 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Julie Biber

Royal Doulton Parakeet porcelain figure with Doulton Town Crier porcelain figure (2)

A Royal Doulton loving cup, 'The Apothecary', modelled with figures and painted in polychrome, impressed marks 'Noke & H. Fenton'. Printed marks, Ltd. Ed. No. 239/600. Height 15.5 cm

Royal Doulton figure 'Autumn Breezes' HN1936, approx 20 cm high

Royal Doulton 'The Moor' figure HN1657 introduced 1952. Height 46.5 cm.

Four Royal Doulton figurines, 'Buttercup' HN3268, 'Christine' HN3269, 'Fragrance' HN3220 & 'Sunday Best' HN3218, 10 cm high approx (tallest)

Three Royal Doulton figurines, 'Christmas Morn' HN1992, 'Kelly' HN2478 & 'The Last Waltz' HN2315, 20 cm high approx (tallest)

Three Royal Doulton figurines, 'Clarissa' HN2345, 'Grace' HN2318 & 'Fleur' HN2368, 20 cm high approx (tallest)

Three Royal Doulton figurines, 'Enchantment' HN2178, 'Rhapsody' HN2267 & 'Masquerade' HN2251, 21 cm high (tallest)

Three Royal Doulton figurines, 'Ascot' HN2356, 'Lynne' HN2329 & 'Soiree' HN2312, 19 cm high approx (tallest)

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