Shipping and Handling: $11.89
Royal Doulton is the quintessential English name in tableware and fine collectibles, with a storied history that dates back to 1815. Headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire, England (a place renowned for fine English china and ceramics,) it is now part of the Waterford Wedgwood group.
Royal Doulton began when John Doulton made a £100 investment in 1815, launching a partnership with Martha Jones and John Watts at a stoneware factory in Lambeth, London. They established the world's first stoneware pipe factory, and went on to become Britain's top Victorian manufacturer of sewer pipes.
From there, John worked with his son, Henry, to develop the business, and they soon took on artistic pottery, including ornamental, commemorative, and tableware products. They launched the Lambeth Studio with local designers and artists, who experimented with materials and glazes in pioneering work. In 1877. the company purchased a major factory in Staffordshire.
The company moved to Nile Street, Burslem in 'The Potteries' in 1882, attaining a Royal Warrant from King Edward in 1901 to effectively put the royal into Royal Doulton. A Royal Warrant is a mark of distinction bestowed upon people or companies who have regularly supplied members of the Royal Family with goods or services. These are regarded as a mark of supreme excellence and quality, and cannot be bought or sold. Presently, the Royal Doulton brand holds two Royal Warrants.
Today, Royal Doulton is no longer a family run business, but it remains a "family" of English brands, merging with Minton in 1968 and gaining Royal Albert in 1971. They became part of the Waterford family in 1980, and remain true to the founder's ideals of quality workmanship and excellence in design, with a Design Studio in Stoke-on-Trent, and state of the art production facility in Indonesia. A family link remains in Michael Doulton, the Honorary President of the Royal Doulton International Collector's Club (RDICC).
Royal Doulton terracotta tiles and ornamental architectural details have been used on the facades of many buildings around the world, including several buildings in Canada - among them the Hotel Vancouver and the Southam Building in Montreal, the Bloor-Gladstone Library in Toronto and St. John's Church in Saskatoon.
As a company, Royal Doulton very early on developed a culture of innovation - married to a quality heritage - which lives today in its tableware and collectibles.
Ratings & Reviews
(average rating based on 11 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 11 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Doulton Does it Again
from Toronto, Ontario
Holly is positively beautiful! She's exactly what I've come to expect from Royal Doulton, quality and beauty.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful?
Yes / No
- You may also
flag this review
Nada has always been one of my favorite's and her piece's are always beautiful, Her attention to the face's are what truly make the piece stand out.
( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Holly Figurine by Royal Doulton
from Abbotsford, BC
This piece is absolutely beautiful. The detailing is wonderful. I also own the Christmas figurines from 2009, 2010, 2011 and all are equally beautiful. Looking forward to the future Christmas figures.
She is beautiful. The colors are very deep. Perfect gift for my daughter Holly.
from Richmond Hill
A really beautiful figurine.
By Love the Shopping Channel
from Caledon Ontario
The figurine is perfect for the holiday season. I have purchased several Christmas Royal Doulton pieces over the years and have never been disappointed. The quality is excellent. I display all my pieces on the fireplace mantle and look forward to displaying them every year. This is a great addition to my collection.
from Woodbridge, Ontario
She is just as gorgeous as the 2011 Figurine. Extremely happy with this purchase. Well done Mr. Doulton
from EAST YORK
This figurine represents all the things I love about Christmas...she looks happy and so cozy in her beautiful holiday clothing, carrying fresh seasonal greenery that you just know has the wonderful "smell of Christmas". You can just imagine that she is on her way to visit friends for a Christmas get-together. The colours are even more magnificent when you get her home than they appear on television.This a a wonderful piece that I will leave on display all year. It is too beautiful not to be appreciated at any time of year.
So beautiful and classy
Again Nada Pedley made it. In every figurine that Nada created there is something that you can tell is made by Nada the expressions on the face of all her figurines reminds me of her's. So classy and beautiful to be admired.
Elegant Symbol of the Christmas Season
By Sandra the Collecter
from Moncton, NB
Highlight of the room. Rich colors. Intricate detailing work.Yes,I would recommend this to a friend.