We have looked at some popular Dutch themes already, but I love a collecting and indeed display theme so it is time to look at it a new!
The wonder of Seriesware is that it offers something for every collector – for new collectors there are many familiar faces to collect and for the die hard collector you never quite know what will turn up!
There was even a version of this popular theme created specially for Liberty of London with a blue sky.
Even well into the 1930’s Doulton were producing their Dutch figures such as Gretchen and Derrick and a glimpse through catalogues and adverts for major stores including Liberty of London, proves the then popularity of all things Dutch with page after page of Dutch inspired decorative items for the home.
The popular pair Gretchen and Derrick.
Collectors show great invention when displaying their collections and whilst some mix seriesware and figures excellently, others rely on illustrations to emphasise the theme they are creating, such as the picture below by AK Macdonald, who inspired a small group of Leslie Harradine’s figures in the 1930’s.
Perhaps you arrange your collection in a particular way? If so why not share it with us on our Doulton Collectors Club facebook page!