The Queen liked the pieces so much that in 1887 she knighted Henry Doulton for his contributions to England's ceramic art.
Fourteen years later, King Edward the VII issued a Royal Warrant to the Doulton factory.
During more than a century and a half Royal Doulton have gained a unique reputation for ceramic work of art.
Each new generation of potters and ceramic artists strives to improve on its predecessors' work.
Many figurines have the artist's initials stamped on the bottom. However, there are also a large number that do not have any artist identification at all, only a backstamp.
The antique and collectible world of Royal Doulton is often complex and confusing.
Pascoe & Company specializes in Royal Doulton antiques and collectibles.