Dating royal doulton
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Royal Doulton started with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London, as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts.
Four times a year you will receive the well illustrated Club magazine, full of articles and news concerning Royal Doulton wares past and present.
One of the jobs of the Club is to help you identify and date unusual items and find out other relevant information by referring to the Royal Doulton archives.
The business originally specialised in manufacturing stoneware and produced decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes.
That is why I thought this guide may be helpful to others in dating bunnykins tableware.
It also set the firm as a key player in the field of artistic pottery.
By 1871, Henry Doulton had launched an art wares studio at the Lambeth pottery, and offered work to designers and artists from the local art school.
Early pieces sometimes have the green royal doulton stamp as well as shown here during 1930's and 40's.
Very early examples from 1934-37 may just have the royal doulton stamp on its own with a small number next to it, or just the word "bunnykins" below it.
Some early doulton ware also has an impressed date mark making it easy to date, eg 11.40 would mean production date of november 1940.