Porcelain Smalls Collectables
There’s so many hundreds of pottery items available to collectors that we’ve split them up her into two categories: Pottery tableware’s and Porcelain smalls.
We have literally thousands of items in the centre to choose from, so whatever field you are interested in, there’s bound to be a piece somewhere in the centre to boost your collection.
When it comes to ornaments, it’s the household names like Lladro, Doulton and Beswick that are the most popular.
Lladro are famous for their creamy glaze and delicate feminine figurines, Doulton for their lady figurines, Brambly Hedge and Bunnykins ranges, Wade for their miniature animals range and Beswick for their realistic lifelike animals.
One of the giants of the ceramics industry, Doulton was founded in 1815 in Lambeth, London. In 1877 they also they also opened a factory in the heartland of the Potteries, Staffordshire. In 1902 they became Royal Doulton and manufactured every kind of ceramic, from character jugs and tableware to figures and ornaments. Today, Royal Doulton are best known for their figures and they also own many other well known names like Royal Crown Derby, Royal Albert, Minton & Beswick.
The Beswick name has been well known for over 100 years – Their high quality wares, animal themes and their cost (most items are available for under £100) mean that Beswick ware has continued in popularity for more than a century.
The most collectable Beswick figures are the earliest ones, the first versions or those with colour variations (Sometimes the frogs were green and sometimes they were brown.) A version still in production might cost £50, but a discontinued version could well be worth over £100.
Other names still popular today are the Lilliput Lane cottages, and the gorgeous little Pendelfin bunnies that never stay in the centre for long.