Collecting Doulton     The independent magazine for collectors of Royal Doulton

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



Your editor recently aquired a stereoscopic photograph of one of Doulton's stands at the American Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia . . . more


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A Mysterious Doulton symbol from Karen Brooks . . . more


The Parson's Daughter with a unique colourway from Carol Jones . . . 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 nice 'seriesware' jardinière from Mr GE (Teddington) . . . more

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


LETTERS ARCHIVE

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SAVE THE WEDGWOOD COLLECTION

Collecting Doulton will be making a contribution to the fund and we hope that what is still held of the Minton and Royal Doulton archives could now receive similar attention . . . 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.

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED CATEGORY
Tinworth's mice
A pale blue mouse
sitting on a sticky bun.


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 Hansons recent auction

A cute Doulton Flambé monkey group sold for £65 . . . more


From Wolley & 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


September - October edition

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————  Editorial  ————

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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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.


HISTORIC ARCHIVES:

CRISIS TALKS TO SAVE

WEDGWOOD MUSEUM



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



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Coming up at Bonhams
on 1st October

Linnie Watt for Doulton Lambeth a Charger with Figures on a Beach, circa 1880, 39.5cm diam, artist monogram and maker's mark. Lot 40,
estimate £1000-1500 . . . catalogue


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
1876-1912

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
1873-1928

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
1862-1935

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

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