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 1930s Royal Doulton rare figurine 'Newhaven Fishwife', HN1480, designed by Harry Fenton and in production 1931-37, dressed in distinctive traditional dress of colourful striped petticoats and floral blouse, fish baskets behind and to her feet. Co

A rare Royal Doulton figurine 'Folly' HN 1750, designed by Leslie Harradine in production 1936-1949, modelled with balloons, cone hat, ruffled collar and short dress. Painted and printed details to base

Royal Doulton 'Pretty Ladies' figurine, Susan HN5017, 22.5 cm high approx., with original box & paperwork

Royal Doulton 'The Jovial Monk' figurine, HN2144, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'The Bride' figurine, HN2160, 20.5 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Julia' figurine, HN4124 together with certificate 21 cm high

Royal Doulton, two figures to include 'Masque HN 2554' and 'Nicola HN 2839' approx 22 cm high and shorter(2)

Royal Doulton, two figures to include 'Karen HN 2388' and 'Southern Bell HN 2239' each approx 20 cm high (2)

Royal Doulton, two figures to include 'Rebecca HN 2805' along with 'Elaine HN 2791' each approx 20 cm high (2)

A Doulton Lambeth figure of a Dutch woman by Leslie Harradine, c.1914 Doulton mark impressed to base, and 'H9' 11 cm (h)

Royal Doulton figure 'The flower seller' with a green stamp, hand painted to the base 'The flower seller HN789', & original 'Whitley collection' sticker. Condition, good, some crazing & minor wear to the base, height, 22 cm

Royal Doulton figure 'The balloon man' with a green stamp, mnarked 'The balloon man RdNo838448 HN1954'. Condition, good, minor wear to the base, height, 18 cm

Royal Doulton figure 'St George' green stamp to the base, HN2051. Condition, good, minor wear to the base, height, 18 cm

A Royal Doulton figure 'Proposal lady' potted by Doulton & Co. HN715. Signed to base N.W. C.1925. Height 16 cm

A Royal Doulton white bone china figure, of a seated bloodhound H.N.176. Height 14 cm

Royal Doulton, The Moor, modelled as a standing figure of a moor, with printed Royal Doulton mark, height 46 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Royal Doulton, 'Chang' Basin, c. 1930, 'naturalistically designed as a lily pond, embellished with leaves and flowers, in rich green, yellow, red and white glazes, signed in black 'Chang Royal Doulton, Noke, HN, height 13.5

Royal Doulton figurine 'Parson's Daughter', designed by Tittenson 1923-1949

Two Royal Doulton lady figurines to include 'Peggy' HN2038 and 'Elegance' HN2264

Royal Doulton 'Lavinia' figurine HN1955, 13 cm high approx.

A Royal Doulton 'Christopher Columbus' figurine 1991, design 3392. Number 30 from a limited edition of 1492 to mark the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the new world, and depicting the explorer earnestly scanning the horizon from the deck of

A Royal Doulton figurine 'Meditation, in original box.

A Royal Doulton limited edition musicians figurine 'Chitarrone, in original box. Marked edition number '501'.

A Royal Doulton limited edition musicians figurine 'French horn, in original box. Marked edition number '627'.

A Royal Doulton limited edition musicians figurine 'Hurdy Gurdy, in original box. Marked edition number '720'.

A Royal Doulton limited edition musicians figurine 'Dulcimer, in original box. Marked edition number '622'.

A Royal Doulton limited edition musicians figurine 'Cymbals, in original box. Marked edition number '330'.

A Royal Doulton limited edition musicians figurine 'Viola D'Amore, in original box. Marked edition number '573'.

A Royal Doulton figurine 'Sara', modelled by Peggy Davies, in original box. HN2265.

A Royal Doulton figurine 'Janine, in original box. HN2461. Height 20 cm

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Breton dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 400/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Kurdish dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 508/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a North American Indian dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 101/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Chinese dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 77/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Mexican dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 350/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Scottish highland dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 569/750.

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