The Royal Doulton Company has been producing animal studies since the 1880’s. Through the years, many designers and modelers have contributed to the animal series and modeling styles have varied from the highly realistic to contemporary and stylized. Since 1908, more than 1,000 animals have been introduced to the range and are collected all over the world. In the collectors world of ceramic animals, those from Royal Doulton are considered the finest ever produced. The quality of the modeling, the realism of the coloring is unsurpassed by any other ceramic factory. Steeped in tradition, each Royal Doulton animal is a genuine work of art.