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The Seaway China Story: 20 Years of Excellence

For the past 20 years, Seaway China has been providing collectors around the world with the finest in Royal Doulton and other hand made collectables. Our success comes from helping build great collections while earning the collectors' absolute trust. Our sales specialists are dedicated professionals who provide an outstanding level of knowledge and customer service. Each one strives to exceed all expectations and help collectors build the collection they have always wanted!

Since Royal Doulton's founding in 1815, thousands of unique hand sculpted variations of animals, figures, Beatrix Potter characters, Bunnykins, Flambé, Kingsware, Character and Toby Jugs, have become the signature art wares associated with the company.

The first Royal Doulton Figurines & Collectibles were produced at Lambeth just outside of London and Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent, England during the 1880's. Charles Noke was responsible for modeling many of the early Royal Doulton Figurines and for developing the company's famous HN collection that was launched in 1913. In the beginning, Noke commissioned figures from independent sculptors. Since the 1890's, more than 2,500 different Royal Doulton Figures have been added to the range and are collected around the world.

Noke also developed Kingsware by Royal Doulton which was produced from 1898 through 1939. The rich, brown effects of the Kingsware glaze were achieved by painting the design in colored slip on the inside of the plaster mold, then the dark slip was added to form the body. The Doulton Kingsware series includes whisky decanters, loving cups, tankards, tea and coffee sets, match strikers, tobacco jars, water jugs and miniatures.

The standard Toby Jugs, Mugs, Character Jugs by Royal Doulton range includes more than 300 different subjects. Charles Noke was well into his seventies when he introduced character jugs in 1933. His fertile imagination was still working overtime in 1939 when he adapted his most famous characters into a collection of useful gifts known as derivatives, which included musical jugs, tobacco jars, sugar bowls, toothpick holders and teapots.

The story of Bunnykins was originally based on a family of eight rabbits and their everyday adventures in the village of Little Twitching. Sister Mary Barbara, an English convent nun, first created the Bunnykins family in 1934. Over the years a number of other very talented artists have contributed to the success of the figurine range.

In 1893 Beatrix Potter wrote a picture letter about the adventures of a rabbit named Peter to amuse a sick young child. More than a century later, Peter is one of the world's best loved nursery characters. In 1947 the directors of the Beswick Studio gave their approval for the first figure to be modeled -- Jemima Puddleduck. Through the years the collection has grown to more than 100 different characters carrying Beswick, New Beswick or Royal Albert backstamps.

Halcyon Days enamel boxes are the latest treasures available through Seaway China. They are meticulously designed and crafted in England following enameling techniques perfected more than two hundred years ago. Today Halcyon Days Enamels are prized by Royalty, Heads of State and collectors around the world for their delicate images and fine craftsmanship.

Wedgwood manufactures quality ceramics combining sophisticated classical design with skilled craftsmanship and the highest standards of quality. Wedgwood has a tradition of innovation and its designs are widely acknowledged as timeless, elegant and understated. The company has established exciting design partnerships with fashion designers to develop contemporary ranges that appeal to the younger consumer. Today, Wedgwood is known throughout the world for the quality of its products and its rich heritage.

For more than two decades, Christopher Radko Ornaments has been creating keepsake holiday ornaments. These handmade and brilliantly colored ornaments have become collector's items and cherished gifts around the world. Exquisite workmanship and handcrafted details are the hallmark of all of these creations. More than just ornaments, a Christopher Radko ornament is a work of heart!