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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
. . . 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


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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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Doulton Lambeth
whisky flask

This rare Doulton Lambeth whisky flask with a silver hinged cap was sold comfortably above estimate for £1950 recently at BBR Auctions in Elsecar, South Yorkshire.

Standing 7.25in (18.5 cm) tall it carried the applied lettering 'Sutherland/Grant, Mackay & Co/ Old Highland Whisky' with elaborate raised decoration.

From The Antiques Trade Gazette 11th April 2015

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

Recently at Bamfords
3-6 March 2015

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

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

May 2015

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————  Editorial  ————

As you will know, we at CD have been campaigning for a long time for the retention of the Minton and Doulton archives in a suitable home in the UK and to be kept intact - not sold off piecemeal to the highest bidders, and we have tried to keep you informed of progress along the way. This progress has been slow owing to the need to settle the fate of the Wedgwood Museum at Barlaston, the successful outcome of which campaign we reported a few months ago.

We are delighted, therefore, to learn, as you will see from our news item, that our object has been achieved and that these important archives will be placed in the care of the newly secured Wedgwood Museum and the Potteries Museum in Hanley. Once the material has been handed over to these bodies there will be a period of assessment and cataloguing, but we hope it will not be too long before the archives will be available to researchers. I, for one, can hardly wait to see what remains of the Doulton archives and what they will reveal since the systematic conservation of such material was never a priority at Doulton as it was with Minton and, indeed, at Wedgwood.

The Barlaston premises are now undergoing refurbishment but will be reopened later this year. They were well worth a visit before this refurbishment programme was put in hand and will, no doubt, be even better when it has been completed, so we look forward to that date with great interest and learning what the long hidden Doulton archives will reveal.

We are indebted to the Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the many other donors who have made this long hoped for outcome possible by purchasing this important material for the nation.

Barry Hill

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 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
. . . 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

Twgaze, Diss

Some interesting Doulton pieces at
the Quarterly Antiques auction
on 15th May 2015 . . . more

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
. . . 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
. . . 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

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