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Arthur Leslie Mullock from Colin Andrew
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A No.1 Perfecto Filter from Monica
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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
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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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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

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

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.

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

December edition

CD wishes its readers the compliments of the season.

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We are often asked by readers if we can help them to buy items that they are seeking or to sell items they wish to dispose of. Most potential buyers seem to be looking for tableware that is relatively modern in order to replace breakages and to make up a complete service. Unfortunately, we have to tell them that we are not in the business of sales promotion - our main aim is to inform and entertain on the subject of out-of-production Doulton ceramics and the history of the company.

We usually advise these correspondents to look on eBay or other auction sites or to 'Google' the subject of their search and see what comes up. A recent seeker of some cups for which she had the saucers could have found many offers very reasonably priced by this means.

As far as selling goes, we offer a free small ads service which we encourage you to use. Offering your goods on an auction site (with, if necessary, a suitable reserve) would be another approach although it must be said that at the present time prices for many of the more standard items are not as robust as once they were.

But we still welcome your letters with information on any aspect of Doulton collecting that you would like to share and are happy to attempt answers to your questions - in which case please don't forget how important photographs are and, particularly, details of the backstamps or other markings.

Barry Hill

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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

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


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.


Collecting Doulton contributed to the fund and our editor has congratulated the Art Fund with a reminder that we have yet to save the Minton and Doulton archives.


Rdf Television are currently producing the second series of Collectaholics for BBC2, a primetime show presented by antiques expert Mark Hill which explores people's passion for collecting.

If you are interested in appearing on the show
contact producer Charlotte Keyte on
020 7013 4138 or email

See the BBC2 website for the first series.

From Bonhams recent auction

Doulton Burslem, a rare glaze trial of a Seated Buddah, circa 1925
Sold for £2,250 inc. premium . . . 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

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
. . . 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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