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Large Doulton Lambeth tile panels,
many signed by Margaret E Thompson, are still in place at the former children's ward of University College Hospital London, despite the building's changing role.

See 26 of the panels here

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Arthur Leslie Mullock from Colin Andrew
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Is this a Doulton cat? . . . more

Dr Scholls foot models from Kirk . . . more

A little known tile panel by Margaret E Thompson from Nick Hayes, London
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A large Jack and the Beanstalk plate from Wendy . . . more

A Mysterious Doulton symbol from Karen Brooks . . . more

A Chiné ware vase from Michelle Hillier, Perth, Australia . . . more

A rare Doulton shell from Chris Cotton
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An Anemones plate by Edward Raby
from Clive Gould . . . more

An 'Australian Views A' from Glen Brew (Tasmania) . . . more

A rare Tinworth mouse group from Logan Hunter . . . more

A 'Holbein' plaque from Mr PC (Australia) . . . more


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Margaret E Thompson

2010 Article Newly Revised

Barry Hill has revised Jocelyn Lukins' 2010 article on this talented artist in the light of more information and the rediscovery of her tile panels at the former children's ward of University College Hospital London.

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From Wolley & Wallis
Recent Sale

The Nick Rocke Collection
of British Art Pottery

Better than estimated prices for some Doulton pieces on 25th February 2015
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Comparative images of different Doulton wares with brief introductions.

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Flowers: Nasturtiums

From Woolley & Wallis recent auction

Excellent works by named artists: Noke, Nixon, Simmance, Arthur Barlow and others.

A Royal Doulton Flambe vase by Harry Nixon, HN monogram 16cm. high.
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 . . . more

Three Royal Doulton 'book' whisky flasks,
housed unusually in an oak book rack, (each flask 7.8cm x 12.7cm)
appeared recently at Capes Dunn

Richard Garbe d. 1957

Richard Garbe's peak output was typically art deco. As well as statues, he produced a variety of ivory carvings, wood, and figurines for reproduction in ceramics by Doulton . . . more

From Sworders recent auction

Two pairs of Doulton Lambeth stoneware cups and saucers by Hannah Barlow and vases by Florence Barlow, Edith Lupton and Frank Butler sold on 29 July 2014 . . . more

From Woolley & Wallis recent auction

Excellent Elisa Simmance vases and some unusual pieces.

A Doulton stoneware vase probably designed by Harry Barnard with animal medallions, including owl, cat, dog and lion, unmarked 16cm. high. Hammer Price £ 170 . . . more

As the tourist season gets underway it's a good time to reflect on Doulton's contribution to three famous London stores.

Harrods of Knightsbridge

Although the architectural style was probably very imposing in the early 1900s it is the hidden gems in the interior that Doulton enthusiasts find as fresh and delightful as the day they were put there in 1902 . . . more

Selfridges of Oxford Street

The Queen of Time, is by Gilbert Bayes who worked closely with Doulton Lambeth's Architectural Department since the early 1920s . . . more

Liberty of Regent Street

This firm always commissioned exclusive pieces for their store so the Doulton mark 'Made for Liberty' on the base designates a rare item . . . more

March edition

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I had the privilege a few days ago of attending a talk by Gaye Blake Roberts, the curator of the Wedgwood Museum at Barlaston, which, as you will know, has now been saved from closure and the dispersal of its irreplaceable collection by the efforts of the Arts Fund and many donors.

After her interesting discussion of the history of the Wedgwood company and its products I had the opportunity to ask what was to happen to the Minton and Doulton archives, which, as you will also know, are now in storage, their ultimate fate as yet undecided.

I am happy to be able to report that talks with all the interested parties have now resumed - these were put on hold whilst the fate of the Wedgwood Museum was being decided. Now that that this has been secured and will remain at Barlaston under the aegis of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Mrs Blake Roberts assured me that there were the facilities at Barlaston to incorporate the Minton and Doulton archives, or the V & A could make arrangements to have them housed elsewhere. It is important that this material should be kept together and accessible to researchers. All this, of course, is subject to the outcome of the current negotiations and if the Arts Fund ask for further help with raising a sum of money CD will certainly subscribe.

It is a great pity that much of the Minton and Doulton museum collections were sold off in the late 90s and early 2000s when Royal Doulton were under severe financial pressure, but we hope that what remains, together with the paper archives, will find a secure home very soon. As Mrs Blake Roberts advised me, "watch this space".

Barry Hill

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The editor asks ...

We are frequently reminded of the vulnerability of Doulton works and memorabilia since the company's demise in this country.

CD&B will continue to record threats to Doulton's long and proud history - such as the Burslem archives, the Havant tiles and the Nile Street gates - but we are dependant on our readers to help us safeguard the memory of this great British institution.

If you are aware of any potential loss to Doulton's heritage please send us your observations and comments.




SAVED Havant hospital
Doulton tiles on display

THE SPRING ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE are pleased to announce that there is now a changing display of the restored tiles . . . details & link

Regeneration of Burslem

Recent articles in the Stoke Sentinel document the destruction of Doulton's heritage in the once famed pottery town of Burslem. But does anyone in Burselm read these articles? . . . more

As a tribute to the late Jocelyn Lukins we are reprinting her 2008 3-part article The Doultons at Lambeth . . . more

From Canterbury Auction Galleries recent auction

Some Blue Children and other interesting pieces went for modest prices on 5/6 August 2014 . . . more

From Bellmans Auctioneers

A near complete collection of Royal Doulton loving cups and jugs came under the hammer on 6th August . . . more

Collecting Doulton Kingsware Flasks

If Kingsware appeals to you this is an ideal collecting field. There are just enough different titles to attempt to make a complete collection in a lifetime
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Some Seriesware Finds

From Leah & Gerry Fiterstein of New York . . . more

Down the drain

From sewer pipes to luxury bathrooms. A very brief history of Doulton Lambeth
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Recently at
Bonhams, Knightsbridge

Spectacular Doulton Lambeth Faience panels by John Eyre and impressive Terracotta panels by George Tinworth fetched good prices on 1st April 2015.

Other rare pieces by Mark Marshall, Charles Noke and others were sold
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Recently at Bamfords
3-6 March 2015

Some good Doulton pieces at large 4-day sale . . . more

Potteries Auctions
28th February 2015

Royal Doulton Bunnykins still draw the crowds in Stoke On Trent . . . more

Potteries Auctions

Amusing advertising wares fetch middling prices on 31st January 2015 . . . more

The Stillwell Collection of Doulton

One of a pair of Royal Doulton Titanian Ware Vases, c. 1920, sold for $1,230

An oustanding collection of Doulton was sold at Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, USA
on January 10, 2015

See our selection of results . . .

The Barlows

In December 1866, Benjamin Barlow, a bank manager in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, died at the early age of 53, leaving his widow and nine children in straitened circumstances. . . . more

David Biggs 1936-2010

He did far too many jugs to mention but look through your collection and you'll find David's jugs stand out by their distinctive handles . . . more

Mark V Marshall

The outstanding work of Mark Marshall
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Mary Nicoll 1922-1974

Some of the most characterful figurines produced in the Doulton figurine range were designed by this artist . . . more

Arthur Ernest Pearce

by John Richmond

Arthur Ernest Pearce, my great grandfather, was an artist and designer who worked for Doulton for 55 years
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Harry Simeon 1896-1936

Harry Simeon became one of Doulton Lambeth's most versatile and talented artists who were responsible for many of their 20th century lines. . . . more

David Henry Souter

His drawings were soon influenced by the Art Nouveau style using strong solid areas and flowing lines . . . more

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