A World Record Breaking Bunnykins Figure Sold at Auction?


This Royal Doulton Prototype Bunnykins tableau titled Celebration Time sold for an astronomical £35.5k at our July Fine Art Sale

We were very pleased to have a special Bunnykins lot pass through our Silverdale saleroom recently as part of our July Fine Art Sale which sold for a staggering £35,500! It's certainly the highest value item we've ever sold here at Potteries Auctions, and potentially a world record for a Bunnykins figure being sold at auction (don’t quote us on that just yet, however!).

The Royal Doulton Prototype Bunnykins tableau titled Celebration Time was originally estimated at around £100-£200, until one of our auctioneers spotted it and suggested that it was a bit more special than that, recommending the estimate be increased to £300-£600. By the morning of the sale, it had had dozens of pre-bids on it and was already up to a value of £3,100. Then, when the lot came up in the auction, it took over 8 minutes to sell, as the price just kept going up and up! The reason the figure sold for so much is that it's a Royal Doulton prototype figure, which makes it really quite rare.

Check out some other Bunnykins figures from previous sales which have also fetched a good price at auction with us below, or why not give our blog ”Which Royal Doulton Bunnykins are Popular at Auction?” a read?

This Royal Doulton prototype Bunnykins figure ‘The Jester’ sold for £480 at our March 2022 Fine Art Sale. 

This Royal Doulton Prototype figure ‘Mr Bunnykins at Easter Parade’ ultimately sold for £130 at our November 2021 auction at our Cobridge saleroom.


This Royal Doulton prototype Bunnykins figure ‘Trick or Treat’ found a new home for £420 at our Fine Art Sale earlier this year.

This Royal Doulton prototype Bunnykins figure ‘Be Prepared’, also sold at our March Fine Art Sale, attracted a final hammer price of £260.


Lot 243 at our July 2022 Fine Art Sale was a Royal Doulton Mrs Bunnykins prototype figure that sold for a stunning £8,600!

How to Buy or Sell Royal Doulton Bunnykins at Auction

Potteries Auctions can identify and provide valuations on a wide range of Royal Doulton Bunnykins pieces. Please get in touch with us to discuss how we can help you or request a call back if you are looking for an expert evaluation and are seeking to sell your porcelain pottery.

Did you know we can collect your pottery from anywhere in the UK? We also offer solutions for shipping too. We can pack and safely post your goods, perfect for transporting pieces that have been bought via our online auctions.

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got a piece you’re looking at selling at auction, so please get in touch!

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