Collecting Doulton     The independent magazine for collectors of Royal Doulton



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

Email your queries to:
Collecting Doulton

Please note Collecting Doulton does not provide valuations.

can provide in depth valuations from £7.50 within 48 hours.
Click the logo below to start
your valuation now.

Arthur Leslie Mullock from Colin Andrew
. . . more

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
. . . more

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
. . . more

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


Email your queries to:
Collecting Doulton

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.

. . . more

Three Royal Doulton book pattern whisky flasks housed, unusually, in an oak book rack, each flask, (7.8cm x 12.7cm).
Lot 61, estimate £ 500-800.
European & Oriental Ceramics,
Capes Dunn, 20th January 2015.

Comparative images of different Doulton wares with brief introductions.

COLLECTIONS will be expanded from time to time and other categories added.

If you would like to see other Doulton categories displayed, email our editor with your suggestions.

Tinworth's mice
A pale blue mouse
sitting on a sticky bun.

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

Potteries Auctions (PSA)

A Royal Doulton large character Jug, Field Marshall Rt Hon J C Smuts, D6198
Estimate £300.00 - £600.00

A Christmas Auction of Collectable British Pottery, 7th December 2014 at 1.00 PM . . . more

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

January edition

CD is updated regularly.
Please visit us again soon.

————  Editorial  ————

We very much enjoy receiving your comments and letters about our website and try to provide the sort of information that we think will be of most interest to you.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the enterprise is in endeavouring to answer your queries about Doulton items in your collections and we do this to the best of our ability. We have an excellent reference library and, combined with our many years of dealing and collecting, can usually find the answers to your questions. But not always. Doulton made such a vast variety of products that it is impossible to know everything about all of them. I have been stumped recently by a Lambeth stoneware water filter, the Perfecto No. 1 which I could find no reference to, and am often at a loss to identify tableware patterns which seem to be poorly documented or not documented at all.

So my request to you is to let us know what you know. If I can't answer a question I will always clearly and explicitly say so but maybe hazard a guess as to date or provenance. However, there's always someone with more knowledge than we possess and we would be grateful if, when you see an item that we're unable to identify or if we get our facts wrong, you could write in and tell us to increase our knowledge and add to our enjoyment of all things Doulton. Thank you.

We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

Barry Hill

Please help maintain our website and growing archives and auction reports by donating via PayPal.

Thank You.

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 PSA recent auction

Royal Doulton Flambé Dragon HN3552, a collectors club exclusive, went for the hammer price of £150.00
. . . 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
. . . more

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
. . . 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 . . .

John Doulton in 1868

Estimated up to £500 sold for £750 at the
3-day auction of Fine Oriental Works of Art, Antiques & Collectables at John Nicholson, Haslemere on 10-12 December 2014.

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

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
. . . more

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
. . . more

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

——— Archive portal ———

CD archives

—— Auction reports ——

CD auction reports

The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the publishers.
Collecting Doulton is not responsible for external sites.
Collecting Doulton is a Collecting Doulton publication © 2014.   Web design & editing by Jean Goodwin.