Dating royal doulton stoneware
It effectively removed the high cost of bone china, but still offered fine translucent wares.In short, it had all the right qualities at the right price.In 1991 – The ‘Character Jug of the Year’ collection was launched with the Fortune Teller and each year these large size characters are Royal Doulton’s best selling jugs.The subjects of the jugs are very varied, from nautical heroes to literary stars, but the one thing they all have in common is top quality modelling with excellent detail.
In 1949, the series was briefly withdrawn and then re-introduced in a slightly larger size, most obvious is the increased depth of the base and the lack of any identification numbers.
The Doulton name and reputation continued to grow along with its extensive range, which included flambé ware, titanian ware, and bone china.
In 1940, Royal Doulton decided to produce six tiny character jugs which measured approximately 1 1/4" in height.
In 1901, the popularity of Doulton products came to the attention of the Royal family and the Burslem factory was granted the Royal Warrant by King Edward VII The business adopted bold new markings and a new name: Royal Doulton.
Between the wars, Royal Doulton became synonymous with the finest English china.