Tiny Tim & Charles Dickens
Doulton figurines, porcelain, late 19th century
These figurines were produced by Doulton, the world-renowned English manufacturer of earthenware, stoneware, and fine porcelain, established in 1815. Both the Tiny Tim and Dickens figurines are from a series representing several dozen of the characters appearing in the author's novels. The series was marketed some time after 1878, when Doulton first began making fine porcelain, and prior to 1902, when the royal mark, authorized by King Edward VII in 1901, first appeared on their wares.