Welcome to a tradition of artistry and craftsmanship
One of the great pleasures to be derived from any Royal Doulton piece is the superb fusion of artistry and craftsmanship which its creation involves.
Royal Doulton has always employed the most talented sculptors and modelers to create our figures. Names such as Charles Noke, Leslie Harradine and Peggy Davies have been familiar to generations of collectors. Today their modern counterparts, such as Valerie Annand, John Bromley, Alan Maslankowski, Pauline Parsons, Nada Pedley, Tim Potts, Robert Tabbenor and Douglas Tootle continue the proud tradition.
The wide and fascinating range of subjects draws many people to Royal Doulton. There are colourful dancing ladies, historic characters, traditional figures and stylized modern sculptures to capture your imagination. Each has its own intriguing story and its own place in the history of Royal Doulton.
Remember too that collectors have sought out Royal Doulton wares almost since John Doulton founded the company in Lambeth in 1815. Since our "HN" figure range was launched some eighty-five years ago, Royal Doulton figures have become treasured family heirlooms, and retired editions often sell for impressive prices at auction and on the secondary market.
Just as important as the modelers are the potters and artists who, with
painstaking care and attention to detail, transform an original clay model into a finished
Royal Doulton figure. The traditional techniques which have always been used are still
carried on, and cannot be hurried.
The Balloon Man 1954 19cm (7.5")