Collectors of Royal Doulton got the shock of their lives when they heard the news that the old, made in England, Royal Doulton was out of business and was substituted with the new Royal Doulton made in Indonesia, China or where-ever. "Give it a chance" was heard echoing around the globe.
Well it's been about 6, 7 or 8 years since production started and to tell you the truth, I'm not impressed.
A company that started around 1815, received a Royal Warrant, etc., etc., etc. to serve the needs of the people and entertain them with artistic objects that soon became the rage and quite collectible is now replaced with - - - - - - - - poorly produced, poorly decorated, with no series and no objective in mind except for the currency of the country that produced them.
If you're going to produce a new substitute product, at least let it be equal to or better than the old one. The new figurines may be lower in price and don't have well produced anatomical design and sculptural significance and of course no historical past yet, or artists and sculpturists yet; Oh, did I forget to mention a series of collectors in the marketplace?
Eventually the possible collectors will show them what they think of them, when sales plummet and their main objective, money, has deserted them.
Royal Doulton Collectors Club
WHY YOU'LL NEVER GET ANYWHERE WITH THE NEW ROYAL DOULTON