Dating royal dux figures
Factors other than the Doulton mark can help in more accurate dating, particularly pattern names and numbers and date codes or artists monograms. Several other Doulton marks occur in the very early stages and incorporate pattern names such as ROUEN and KEW, with some remaining in use for up to twenty years.Between 18, Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burlsem and changed the name to Doulton & Company, Burlsem. The following tables contain a selection of the most commonly used BURSLEM and LAMBETH ware marks.By the early 20th century, Royal Dux had found its specialty in porcelain statuary, Art Nouveau-style busts of maidens, large porcelain figures, and ornate vases.One of the problems facing today's collectors of Royal Dux is that many original 19th-century...
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Though it is sometimes difficult to date pieces, their markings are distinguishable and help categorize their production into four broad categories.
During World War I, the letter E appeared in the center of the pink triangle mark used to mark Royal Dux porcelain.
Model expert Eduard Eichler started the company in Duchov, Bohemia in 1860 and ran it until his death in 1887, recreating historical designs from England, Denmark, and France.
At the start of the 20th century, the company enjoyed remarkable success thanks to the works of the designer Alois Hampel.