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 'Good King Wenceslas' figurine, HN2118, 21.5 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Blue Beard' figurine, HN2105, 28 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Cradle Song' figurine, HN2246, 14 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Samantha' figurine, HN3304, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'The Potter', HN1518, dated 1933, as inspected

Royal Doulton dachshund figurine, 16.5 cm wide, 10.5 cm high

Royal Doulton 'A posy for you' figurine, HN3606, designer N Pedley 1994-97, 11 cm high approx

Two Royal Doulton 'Olympic' Bunnykins' figures, 1999, edition numbers 900 and 1111 from a limited edition of 2500, Produced exclusively for Royal Doulton Australia, the figures depicting Olympic sports representative of particular continents, i

A Royal Doulton figurine, 'Viking', 1972, pattern H.N 2375, in a matte finish, and featuring a rampaging Viking bearing an axe and a war like visage; with backstamps underside. Height 22.5 cm

Royal Doulton figure 'The Parisian' HN2445, approx 19.5 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Thanksgiving' HN2446 figure, approx 19.5 cm high

Royal Doulton figurine 'Charley's Aunt' HN 1411 (c. 1930)

Royal Doulton figure of Blighty with impressed mark 'Blighty' to the front and stamped 'Royal Doulton Titanian' to base. Height 30 cm

A Royal Doulton Orientalist figure 'The Moor' by Charles Noke, British 1858-1941, circa 1930, dressed in orange-red tunic, coloured waistand with hooded full length cloak and a water flask, stamped green factory mark, HN33, impressed no.159, 45 cm

A Royal Doulton earthenware bulldog, seated draped in the Union Jack flag, Reg. No. 645658. Height 10 cm

Royal Doulton Queen mother figurine, HN3189, 1990, limited edition no 1752/2500, 20 cm high approx

Royal Doulton Queen Elizabeth II figurine, HN3436, modelled by Alan Maslankowski, commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Coronation, limited edition, 808/500, with certificate, 22 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'invitation' figurine, HN2170, approx 14 cm tall, designer M Davies, 1956-1975

Rare white Royal Doulton Persian cat, seated, style one, HN2539, 1940-1968

A Royal Doulton 'Mendicant' figure. Designed by Leslie Harradine. 1929-1969. HN 1365. 22 cm high.

Three R. Doulton miniature street seller figures, 'Two a Penny', 'The Little Mother', 'All a Bloomin' ' with boxes

Royal Doulton figurine 'Darling', HN 1985, 13 cm high

A Royal Doulton lady Horserider figure in a 1930's outfit. Height 21 cm

Two various Royal Doulton dog figures, including dachshund HN1126; and spaniel HN1137. Height 13 cm (spaniel)

Royal Doulton 'The Jester' figure. HN2016. Height 25 cm

Royal Doulton 'Harlequin' figure. HN2737. Height 32 cm

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