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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Two various Royal Doulton figures. 'Buttercup,' HN2309; & 'Stephanie,' HN2807. Height 20 cm (each)

Two various Royal Doulton figures. 'Slapdash,' HN2277; & 'The Jester,' HN2016. Height 27 cm (each)

Three Royal Doulton animal figurines being 2 dogs and 1 cat, 9.5 cm high (tallest)

Two Royal Doulton Irish Setter figurines HN1055 (13 cm high) and HN1050 (9.5 cm high approx)

Two Royal Doulton figurines to include Omer Khayyam H.N2247, together with The Wayfarer H.N 2362

Two Royal Doulton figurines 'Diana' HN1986 & 'The Brides Maid' HN2196

Royal Doulton ' Pamela' figurine HN 1469, issued 1931-1937,makers marks to base 1051a Royal Doulton 'Charmian' figurine 200-400 HN 1569, issued 1933-1940, makers marks to base

Royal Doulton 'contemplation'lady figurine in black, height 30 cm approx

Royal Doulton 'Ermine Coat' figurine HN1981, 18 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'The Moor' figurine height 43 cm approx

Two Royal Doulton figures, 'He Loves Me' and 'He Loves Me Not'. 14 cm high.

Two Royal Doulton figures, 'Pearly Boy' and 'Pearly Girl'. 14 cm high.

Royal Doulton figures, Dorcas and Sweet Anne. 18 cm and 19 cm high.

A Royal Doulton figure, 'The Lady Anne Neville'. 25 cm high.

Royal Doulton two Cocker Spaniel dogs HN 2590, approx 11 cm long

Royal Doulton 'Janice' group four figures showing production process in the four stages of bisque, glazed, semi painted & detailed. Backstamp Royal Doulton England Commissioned great Universal Stores Issued 1994-1997 colour blue, pink, white &#

Two Royal Doulton lady figurines, comprising 'Winsome' HN2220, 19 cm high approx. & miniature 'Top O' the Hill'

Two Royal Doulton figurines, The Orange Seller & Top O the Hill a/f

Two small Royal Doulton figurines, Goody Two Shoes & Wendy

Two vintage Royal Doulton figurines, HN0626 Bonnie Lassie & Lydia

Two Royal Doulton miniatures figures Bridesmaid M12 and Sweet Anne, approx 10 cm each

Royal Doulton the balloon seller figure HN2130, approx 10 cm high

Royal Doulton Granny's shawl figure HN1647, approx 14.5 cm high