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 Royal Doulton 'Melanie' figurine, HN 2271, height 19.5 cm

A Royal Doulton blue & white flambé figure of a Siamese cat, height 12 cm

Two Royal Doulton figurines, 'Southern Belle' & 'Giselle, HN 2229 & HN2139

Royal Doulton figure 'Thanks Doc!' by W.K. Harper HN2731. Issued 1975-1990. Colour white & brown. Height 22.2 cm

Two Royal Doulton figurines, to include 'The Master' HN 2325 and 'The Laird', HN 2361, 19 cm high (tallest)

Three Royal Doulton figurines, Soiree, HN 4864 and Fair Maiden, HN 2211 and Darling, HN 1985, 16.5 cm high (tallest)

Royal Doulton 'My Love' lady figurine, HN 2339, 16 cm high

A Royal Doulton figure, 'Pretty ladies - Maureen', edition 105/500, HN4893, boxed and with certificate. Height 21.5 cm.

Royal Doulton figure 'Foaming quart' by Peggy Davies in brown, HN2162, issued 1955-1992.

Royal Doulton figure 'Doctor' by Adrian Hughes with a brown suit, black waistcoat & bag. HN4286, dated 2000.

Royal Doulton 'Bayeux tapestry' bowl with a central medallion with Norman figures at war on horseback, surrounded by text 'Bayeux Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde, Harold Mevrt les armes a la maine'. Towards the rim of the plate are more sce

A Royal Doulton figure of a young girl, 'Tootles', Height 11 cm

A Royal Doulton elephant figure, modelled by Charles Noke 1930 HN2640, model number 626 printed Doulton factory mark to foot, height: 29.5 cm, length 59 cm

Royal Doulton clown figure, Will he - wont he, HN3275, 23 cm high approx.

Early Royal Doulton 'The Snake Charmer' figure, HN 1317, 12 cm high

Royal Doulton Pretty Ladies 'Mary' figure of the year 2006, boxed and signed by Michael Doulton

Royal Doulton Venetian masked limited edition large figure 'Allegra'

Royal Doulton Venetian masked limited edition large figure 'Dante'

Royal Doulton Venetian masked limited edition large figure 'Aria'

A Royal Doulton Dancers of the world 'Philipino dancer' figure, HN2349, no. 494/750, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton Dancers of the world 'Chinese dancer' figure, HN2840, no. 271/750, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton Dancers of the world 'North American Indian dancer' figure, HN2809, no. 593/750, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton 'Lady Diana Spencer' figure, HN2885, no. 729/1500, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton 'H. R. H. The Princess of Wales' figure, HN2887, no.1488/1500, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton 'H. R. H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh' figure, HN2386, no. 1375/1500, in original packaging.

A Royal Doulton characters from the world of Gilbert & Sullivan 'Ko Ko' figure, HN2998, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Les Femmes Fatales 'Lucrezia Borgia' figure, HN2342, HN2342, no. 20/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Les Femmes Fatales 'Empress Dowager' figure, HN2391, no. 115/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Les Femmes Fatales 'Queen of Sheba' figure, HN2328, no. 570/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Myths & Maidens 'Diana the Huntress' figure, HN2829, no. 82/300, signed by Robert Jefferson, in original packaging with original documents

A Royal Doulton Myths & Maidens 'Lady & the Unicorn' figure, HN2825, no. 252/300, signed by Robert Jefferson, in original packaging

A Royal Doulton figure ";Polish dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2836, designed by Peggy Davies, limited edition 271/750

A Royal Doulton figure ";the Indian dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2384, designed by Peggy Davies, limited edition 215/750

A Royal Doulton figure ";the Mexican dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2866, designed by Peggy Davies, model no. 605/750

A Royal Doulton figure ";Scottish highland dancer" from the Dancers of the world collection, HN2436, designed by Peggy Davies, limited edition 464/750

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