During the First World War, the breed symbolized the dogged determination of the British people under duress and one of Royal Doulton’s earliest models features a khaki colored bulldog wearing a helmet and haversack (HN146). During World War Two, Winston Churchill’s uncanny resemblance to the bulldog was exploited by Royal Doulton and Charles Noke modeled cigar-smoking bulldogs wearing a Derby hat or Trinity Cap in the manner of the great British war leader. These humorous bulldogs were made in three sizes for only a year and are extremely rare today.
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We specialize in Royal Doulton antiques and collectibles. We offer Royal Doulton Lambeth wares dating back to 1815 when John Doulton founded the company. We carry a selection of retired Royal Doulton items, including rarities, prototypes and limited editions.