Wednesday, October 17, 2007


October 15, 2007

Sale December 1, 2007
Wildwood, FL

Wildwood Antique Mall & Auction House will hold a sale dedicated exclusively to Royal Doulton. Over 250 lots of medium to high end Royal Doulton figures will cross the block.

The owner of Wildwood Antique Mall & AUCTION HOUSE, Manny Pesco, has been working for the past several months with a major Central Florida collector of Royal Doulton to present a sale focused exclusively on quality products from the renowned English porcelain figure maker. The entire sale will come from the single collection. The 250+ lots offered in the sale will consist of many more single figures than the number of lots because some have more than one figure like examples in the Peter Rabbit series.

Included in the inventory are a number of lots with the “HN” designation of artist Harry Nixon who was in charge of decorating the figures beginning in 1913. Among the “HN’s” are “Christmas Day 2006” HN4899, “Serenity. Images of Nature” HN 3543, signed by Michael Doulton, ”The Gift of Life” mare and foal, HN3254, from the “Reflections Series” is “Promenade” HN3072 and “St. George” Style I, HN2067.

Also included will be the bust of two wolves modeled by Alan Maslankowski, head of the Doulton Modeling Department. It is called “Wolves” “Art is Life” AIL#3, and is number 17 of a limited edition of 1500 issued in 2001. Other lots include a Ronald Reagan character jug commissioned by the Republican National Committee as a fund raiser for the Brady Trust issued in 1984 as an edition limited to 2000, D6718, a character jug of Capt. Hook with the crocodile and clock handle, D6597, Bunnykins “Trick or Treat” DB152, one of 1500 and several lots from the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit series including “Two Gentlemen Rabbits” P4210 produced only in 2002 and “Sir Isaac Newton” P2425.

Royal Doulton began in 1815 as Jones, Watts, and Doulton in London. By 1853 the company was known simply as Doulton. After purchasing Pinder, Bourne & Co. of Burslem, England in 1882 it began the production of the fine porcelain for which it is so well known today. In 1901 King Edward VII awarded the firm a Royal Warrant which allowed it to adopt new markings and call itself “Royal Doulton.” After that the company began production of its famous decorative line of “Series Ware” such as the “Gibson Girl” plates in 1901, “Dickens ware” pottery and figurines in 1911 and the “Robin Hood” series in 1914 among many others.

The Wildwood Antique Mall & AUCTION HOUSE is located at 101 S. Main Street (HWY 301) in Wildwood, FL 34785-0072, just off I-75, Exit 329 and the Florida Turnpike, Exit 304. The sale will begin on December 1 at 2:00PM. Preview will be at the AUCTION HOUSE on Friday November 30 from 1:00Pm to 5:00PM and on Saturday December 1 from 12:00 Noon to 1:45PM. In addition to live bidding the sale will be carried live online by Proxibid.
Log on to to view the catalog, watch and listen to the sale and to bid online. Absentee bids will be accepted as will phone bids with pre registration.

Wildwood Antique Mall & AUCTION HOUSE was formed in 2001 and conducts approximately sixty sales a year. The AUCTION HOUSE has seating for 150 and seats can be reserved by mail, email or phone. For more information email to, call (352) 748-0788 or visit the website at
written by:
Fred & Gail Taylor


St. George Style I, HN2067, 1950-1979

This Ronald Reagan character jug, D6718, was commissioned as fund raiser for the Brady Trust in 1984.

Capt. Hook and his companion, D6597, was issued between 1965 and 1971.

“Two Gentlemen Rabbits,” P4210, were in the Peter Rabbit series based on stories by Beatrix Potter

“Art is Life” AIL #3, features the busts of two wolves modeled by Alan Maslankowski.

“Christmas Day 2006” HN4899.

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