Harry Nixon was an artist in charge of painting the figures.
Other artists included John Sparkes, George Tinsworth, Arthur Barlow, and Agnete Hoy among others.
The Doulton marks are many and varied but most follow the same theme.
Dating Royal Doulton products from their Doulton marks means you sometimes have to check very carefully.
These brands are now owned by WWRD Holdings Ltd (Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), based in Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent.
On 2 July 2015 the acquisition of WWRD by the Fiskars Corporation was completed.
The HN numbers were chronological until 1940, after which time blocks of numbers were assigned to each modeler of the figures.
From 1928 to 1954, a small number was placed to the right of the crown's mark on all items made between those years.
Differing from B.7 by the addition of the words MADE IN ENGLAND, this mark was commonly in use after 1932.Royal Doulton Marks and Backstamps In 1872, the "Royal Doulton" mark was used on all wares from the company.The Royal Doulton mark has been used since 1902 and is still in production today.This mark was in general use at Burslem between 19.On smaller wares, only the bottom half of this mark (i.e. Although B.8 was generally used between 19 B.7 is occasionally found on wares made during these years.