We sell many different Royal Doulton pieces at auction including Flambe. Get in touch if you are looking for something in particular, or if you are looking to sell at auction.
Royal Doulton Flambe glaze is made with copper oxide and gives a fiery red finish that became known as ‘flambe’. Royal Doulton were European pioneers of the traditional 16th Century Chinese glazing technique in the early 20th Century; a rich deep red glaze with streaks of purple and turquoise.
Doulton & Co first introduced their version of the Flambe glaze in 1904 at The St Louis Exhibition. It became an immediate success and, because of how popular it was, they increased production at the Burslem studios, perfecting the glaze over the following years. They added the complicated Sung glaze to the range in 1920 and there is still secrecy surrounding the production of Royal Doulton’s flambe and transmutation glazes.
Lot 407: Royal Doulton Flambe figurine of Three Wise Monkeys, capturing the humour of the well-known proverb, ”See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Sold for £240 at our Rare 20th Century British Pottery & Antiques Auction back in November 2019.
Inspired by early Chinese Flambe glazes that date back to the 16th Century, Doulton & Co’s art department was headed by Charles Noke at the time. Noke was joined by Cuthbert Bailey who introduced Potter Bernard Moore to the studio to help to formulate their own Flambe glazes in the early 1900s.
Once perfected, production flourished with large exhibition sized vases, bowls and planters, followed by many other small items. The Flambe glaze quickly became a huge success for the studio and was then used in many models of animals, birds, cats, dogs and figurines. Many different models were added to this range over the following decades and production was maintained until the last specialist Flambe kiln was dissembled when the Nile street factory was vacated in 2005.
Lot 224 – A Royal Doulton Flambe model of seated fox and Lot 244 – A Royal Doulton Flambe prototype seated pig. Pig sold for £360 at our Rare 20th Century British Pottery & Antiques Auction back in November 2019.
Selling Royal Daulton at Auction
If you have Royal Daulton pieces you’re looking to sell, their pieces consistently perform well at auction and our staff is well-placed to provide valuations and advice on selling your items. Call 01782 638100 or email@example.com to book a valuation appointment to attend one of our Tuesday valuation days. We also provide valuations via WhatsApp, simply send some clear photographs of your items via the app to 07864 667940. Additionally, we can send you links to our catalogues via WhatsApp–message the above number via the app and ask to receive our catalogues. Make sure you are subscribed to our email newsletters, too!