Identifying Early Royal Doulton Ladies Figurines HN1-100 1913-1938

Royal Doulton Pretty Ladies HN1-100

This was Royal Doulton’s first line of figurines and was sometimes also referred to as the ‘Fair Ladies’. Where possible, I have listed the name of the figurine, the model number, the designers name and the production year. Please bare in mind that these pretty ladies are some of the rarest, hard to find royal doulton ladies you will ever come across and if you are lucky enough to actually find one of these models in an auction or jumble sale somewhere, then by gosh you should bid/buy/haggle do whatever it takes to get hold of it because these extremely rare collectable royal doulton figurines do not come up very often!

The other option for finding these rare ceramic figurines is of course, auction house but many of these hard to find, royal doulton figurines will not be available at auctions because they are indeed so rare. Do not be discouraged from trying though, and if you familiarise yourself with these and the later editions, auction houses usually reveal valuable alternative models too. You can find online royal doulton auctions at the likes of eBay where auction listings are updated hourly so they could change at any time which means if you don’t see a treasure straight away, try again later. But it’s always best (and cheaper) to try and find them ‘offline’ in car boot sales or jumble sales or even chairty shops.

Please find below the list of eary 1913-1938 Royal Doulton ‘Pretty Ladies’ along with their associated details. Any of these would fetch a figure with many zeros at auction so keep your eyes open!

  • HN1 Darling Charles Vyse 1913
  • HN2 Elizabeth Fry Charles Vyse 1913
  • HN3 Milking Time Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN4 Picardy Peasant (Female, White Hat, Blue Skirt) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN5 Picardy Peasant (Female, Dove Grey Costume) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN6 Dunce Charles J Noke 1913
  • HN7 Pedlar Wolf Charles J Noke 1913
  • HN8 The Crinoline George Lambert 1913
  • HN9 The Crinoline (Pale Green Skirt with Flower Sprays) George Lambert 1913
  • HN10 Madonna of the Square (Lilac Costume) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN11 Madonna of the Square (Grey Costume) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN12 Baby HN13 Picardy Peasant (Male) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN14 Madonna of the Square Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN15 Sleepy Scholar
  • HN16 Sleepy Scholar
  • HN17 Picardy Peasant (Male, Green Hat, Green Trousers) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN18 Pussy F C Stone 1913
  • HN19 Picardy Peasant (Male, Green Costume) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN20 The Coquette William White 1913
  • HN21 The Crinoline (Yellow Skirt with Rosebuds) George Lambert 1913
  • HN22 The Lavender Woman Phoebe Stabler
  • HN23 Lavender Woman
  • HN24 Sleep
  • HN25 Sleep
  • HN26 The Diligent Scholar William White
  • HN27 Madonna of the Square (Mottled Green and Blue Costume) Phoebe Stabler 1913
  • HN28 Motherhood (Style One) Phoebe Stabler
  • HN29 The Sleepy Scholar
  • HN30 The Motherhood (Style One)
  • HN31 The Return of Persephone Charles Vyse
  • HN32 Child on Crab Charles J Noke
  • HN33 An Arab (Green Costume, Blue Cloak) Charles J Noke 1913
  • HN34 Moorish Minstrel 1913 1938
  • HN35 Charley’s Aunt (Style One, Model 161) Albert Toft 1914
  • HN36 The Sentimental Pierrot Charles J Noke 1914
  • HN37 The Coquette (Green Costume with Flower Sprays) William White 1914
  • HN38 The Carpet Vendor (Style One, Model 163A) Charles J Noke 1914
  • HN39 The Welsh Girl, Myfanwy Jones Ernest W Light 1914
  • HN40 A Lady of the Elizabethian Period (Style One, Model 165) Ernest W Light 1914
  • HN41 A Lady of the Georgian Period Ernest W Light
  • HN42 Robert Burns (Style One) Ernest W Light
  • HN43 A Woman of the Time of Henry VI Ernest W Light
  • HN44 A Lilac Shawl Charles J Noke 1915
  • HN45 A Jester (Style One, Model 170) Charles J Noke 1915
  • HN46 The Gainsborough Hat H Tittensor
  • HN47 Gainsborough Hat
  • HN48 Lady of the Fan
  • HN49 Under the Gooseberry Bush Charles J Noke
  • HN50 A Spook (Style One) H Tittensor
  • HN51-79
  • HN80 Fisherwoman 1917 1938
  • HN81 The Shepherd Charles J Noke 1918
  • HN82 The Afternoon Call Ernest W Light 1918
  • HN83 Lady Anne 1918 1938
  • HN84 Mandarin 1918 1938
  • HN85 Jack Point 1918 1938
  • HN86 Out for a Walk 1918 1938
  • HN87 Lady Anne 1918 1938
  • HN88 Spooks 1918 1938
  • HN89 Spooks 1918 1938
  • HN90 Doris Keene as Cavallini Charles J Noke 1918
  • HN91 Jack Point 1918 1938
  • HN92 The Welsh Girl, Myfanwy Jones (Blue-Grey Costume) Ernest W Light 1918
  • HN93 Lady Anne 1918 1938
  • HN94 Young Knight 1918 1938
  • HN95 Europa and the Bull 1918 1938
  • HN96 Doris Keene as Cavallini Charles J Noke 1918
  • HN97 Mermaid 1918 1938
  • HN98 Guy Fawkes 1918 1938
  • HN99 Jack Point 1918 1938

Many of these figurines have since been remade in later editions so when you are out hunting for your figurines, make sure you always check the HN number and see which ‘edition’ of a particular model you have. You can view which HN model numbers refer to which years (and this usually correlates directly to value) at the website listed at the bottom of this free guide.