Royal Doulton collector
plates and Royal Doulton picture plates are available from most good
china, porcelain and glassware stores all over the world. As are Royal
Doulton figurines, Royal Doulton tableware and Royal Doulton flambe
products. Royal Doulton's origins and history, together with its numerous
collectable products, are the subject of many and varied publications.
Specialist books for the serious Royal Doulton collector can be found
on the shelves of all good bookstores and access to most of them is
available here in association with Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk please
view the recommended titles.
Visits to the Royal Doulton factory in Nile street Burslem used to be an
unmissable item on the itinerary of the many Royal Doulton enthusiasts
who visited Stoke-on-Trent prior to the factory's demolition in 2008.
Views of the final few weeks of the factory can be seen in a series of photo's
|The Artist's work can also be seen at his web site - Pictures of the Potteries
Anthony Forster was employed by Royal Doulton
of Nile street Burslem, Stoke on Trent, from 1959 to 1967 as a ceramic
artist and for most of that time in the prestigious Royal Doulton
flambe department. During his time with Royal Doulton he was an active
participant in the Royal Doulton Art Society and was for several years
a member of the hanging committee. He exhibited regularly in the Royal
Doulton Art Society's annual exhibition and was often among the list
His first major one man exhibition at the gallery of Hood and Broomfield
in 1984 was opened by Sir Richard Bailey CBE, who was at that time
the chairman of Royal Doulton.
art, uniquely presented on Fine Bone China Picture Plates.
comprehensive look at one artist's range of work, designed
and produced to complement the marketing requirements of
a major international corporation, expressed through one
product range comprising three series, each containing four
The first four plates were produced in 1989 under the series
title "Village Life". These were
so well received by collectors, that in response to popular
demand a further four plates were introduced in 1993.
The theme was developed and the following year saw the introduction
of another set of four, equally delightful, plates with
the new series title of "Farmyard Companions",
adding to an ever increasing range of collectable representations
of Forster's work on china. These last four were recently
published by Hood and Broomfield, introducing their "Signet"
series of fine art prints.
The book by Michael Doulton ... "Discovering
Royal Doulton" Published by Swan Hill Press
ISBN 1 85310 343 8 and available here from
both Amazon.com &
Amazon.co.uk shows the
2nd. set of four plates, and comments on the long-standing
association that Forster has had with the firm, having at
one time been an artist in the prestigious and world famous
"Flambe" department at the Nile Street
works in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.
The 12 plates can be viewed here via "The Collection
Index" page. Each plate is accessed by a click-able
cameo icon and is shown in its own individual html page
environment. This provides a fast and easy method of full
screen viewing, at the same time giving on-screen access
to the plate's full size back-stamp and two or more enlarged
cameo portions via appropriate image hot-spots.
please note: Though this range of Doulton plates is
no longer in production, it can still be found, and sometimes
in the most unlikely places.
Prices will almost certainly be higher than the £24
price tag they carried at the end of 1999
You can voice all your opinions, and ask Doulton's own experts
any questions related to their products.
At Doulton's official site
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