Doulton continued, intially, to use the base marks of PINDER BOURNE & CO and/or the initials P. Together with some additional hints that may help with dating your Doulton pottery, porcelain and stoneware. The figurine was therefore produced in 1937 The following numbers indicate the approximate date range or period when the marked item was first introduced.There is an old rule of thumb for dating Doulton figurines; where you add 27 to the small and hardly visable number to the right of the Doulton backstamp. That is not to say that your item was produced in that year but simply that the year indicated is the earliest the piece could have been produced.
This unique gallery, at the Doulton Fine China Nile Street Pottery, Burslem, traces the story of Doulton from its foundation in 1815 and includes the world famous collection of several hundred rare figures.
The gallery is named after Sir Henry Doulton, son of the founder of the company, who was the first potter ever to be knighted for services to ceramic art.
One of the jobs of the Club is to help you identify and date unusual items and find out other relevant information by referring to the Royal Doulton archives.
To take advantage of all the benefits of membership write for an application form to Royal Doulton International Collectors' Club at U. Branch, Minton House, London Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QD, Telephone (0782) 744766 or to the appropriate address shown below.
Robert Allen handpainted wares were never produced in large quantities and many were never repeated.
The dates given below give a close approximation of when the designs were produced.
Following the war, production did not restart until Royal Doulton purchased the Beswick factory in 1969.
After this, Bunnykins were numbered with the prefix DB and are still produced to this day.
Old King Cole, designed by Harry Fenton, had a yellow crown in 1938 -1939 and a green handle and is quite a bit more valuable than the ones produced afterwards until 1960, which had a reddish-brown crown and handle.
Even more valuable are the ones which contained musical movement and was produced in 1939. The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland wore a black hat in the original, but ten years ago a red hatted Hatter came to the market and was sold for over ,072.00.
Take a trip around the Royal Doulton Pottery in Burslem and see artistry in action.