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Royal Doulton

The redoubtable British ceramics maker Royal Doulton has long embraced popular tastes and enjoys a devoted following among aficionados of English pottery. Some are drawn to the company’s intricately decorated bone china dinner services; others are passionate collectors of Royal Doulton’s artfully hand-painted vases, bowls and figurines.

     When founded in 1815 in the Lambeth section of suburban London, Doulton & Co. produced bottles and other storage containers and even sewer pipes in stoneware, a cheap but durable cousin of porcelain. Amid the Victorian era’s rising concern for hygiene, food safety and sanitation, the company flourished. And in the late 1870s Doulton expanded its business into the applied arts.

     The firm took over a factory in Staffordshire, in northern England — the traditional home of British ceramics manufacturing — to produce tableware. Around the same time, Doulton opened an art-pottery studio in Lambeth, where vases, urns and other forms were decorated with painted scenic images, flowers or historical motifs. Taking a cue from the venerable Meissen porcelain workshops in Germany, Doulton artisans began crafting figurines modeled on characters from literature and theater. The firm also helped popularize Toby Jugs and other “character mugs” — handled cups shaped as the heads of figures from folklore and popular culture. King Edward VII granted the company the Royal Warrant in 1901.

     Royal Doulton china will always make an elegant yet not-too-formal appearance in a traditional table setting. Prices for dinner services vary according to size, age and condition, but generally range from $2,000 to $15,000. Royal Doulton art pottery might be used by some as a bright decorative note; others collect the company’s figurines with the same interest and dedication as stamp and coin enthusiasts. A typical Toby Jug might fetch $50, while very rare figurines can sell for $7,000. Most of the finest Royal Doulton art pottery pieces sell for around $500. As you will see on these pages, few decorative-arts companies are as aesthetically and stylistically diverse as Royal Doulton. The firm truly offers something for everyone.

Average Sold Price
$1,287
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Assorted Royal Doulton Arts & Crafts Deadwood Crackle China Set
By Royal Doulton
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Wonderful set of 8 assorted pieces by Royal Doulton in a crackle glaze with landscape motif including kettle, jars, creamer, cup and plates. Intact and beautifully rendered from the ...
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1910s English Arts and Crafts Vintage Royal Doulton

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Ceramic

Royal Doulton "the Carpet Seller" Moroccan Decorative Porcelain Figurine
By Royal Doulton
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Royal Doulton "the carpet seller," Moroccan figurine of a carpet seller. Made in England, by Royal Doulton England, the "Carpet Seller," Royal Doulton, H.N. 1464, finely painted porc...
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Mid-20th Century English Folk Art Royal Doulton

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Porcelain

Winston Churchill Character Jug by Royal Doulton
By Royal Doulton
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome Winston Churchill character jug or decorative mug by the English pottery firm, Royal Doulton.  
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20th Century English Royal Doulton

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Ceramic, Pottery

Royal Doulton West Indian Dancer Figurine, 1981
By Royal Doulton
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Originating from a private collection a vintage limited edition Royal Doulton Dancers of the World series porcelain figurine titled West Indian Dancer and numbered HN2384. Designed b...
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1980s English Vintage Royal Doulton

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Porcelain

12 Antique English Soup Bowls, Raised Gilt Encrusted Collars and Shaped Edge
By Royal Doulton
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A great set from Royal Doulton, England Circa 1910 and custom ordered through the fine Gilded Age Retailer Marshall Fields Chicago. A go to size for soup, pasta, salads, ice cream or...
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1910s English Belle Époque Vintage Royal Doulton

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Gold

Vintage Royal Doulton England Andrew Wyeth Large Porcelain Bowl
By Royal Doulton, Andrew Wyeth
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing Royal Doulton Andrew Wyeth large porcelain bowl with apple branches 13" Limited Ed. Impressively large Royal Doulton limited edition "Wyeth" bowl or centerpiece by Andrew W...
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Late 20th Century English Victorian Royal Doulton

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Porcelain

1950s English Royal Doulton "The Hunting Man" Ceramic Plate
By Royal Doulton
Located in Middleburg, VA
1950s English Royal Doulton "The Hunting Man" Ceramic Plate Excellent condition. Great details in main picture surrounded with various images of various hunting accessories. Good co...
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Mid-20th Century English Royal Doulton

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Ceramic, Paint

Royal Doulton “Dancers of the World Kurdish Dancer” Limited Edition Figurine
By Royal Doulton
Located in Tustin, CA
Very collectible, limited edition of only 750 pieces in the world, Royal Doulton “Dancers of the World Kurdish Dancer” fine porcelain figurine in a matte finish from the Dancers of t...
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20th Century English Other Royal Doulton

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Porcelain

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Royal Doulton furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture from Royal Doulton are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Royal Doulton collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are currently 73 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Royal Doulton was created in the Art Nouveau style in the United Kingdom during the 20th century. Many customers also consider furniture by James Dixon & Sons, Spode and Royal Crown Derby Porcelain if you’re looking for additional options. Royal Doulton furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$127 and tops out at US$17,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$902. ''

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