Antiques Roadshow: Pinder Bourne Figures

Are the PB marks, Doulton or Pinder Bourne Marks on these Blue and White Figurines

by Beth (Newfoundland Canada)
Female Blue & White Porcelain Figurine
I came across these lovely Blue and White figurines in my Grandmother’s basement.

I have spent a lot of time online trying to find out about them, but I have no idea whether they are valuable heirlooms or just cute figures she found at a garage sale.

The Blue and White Figurines have gold accents, and are a man and woman. They have a black PB stamp on the bottom with a crown over the top of the initials.
Male Blue & White Porcelain Figurine
As grandmother is no longer around to ask about them I would SO appreciate ANY information anyone has regarding them.


Comments from Kat on PB Blue & White Porcelain Figurines ;

So, are there Pinder Bourne or Doulton Marks on Beth’s Blue & White Porcelain Figures

In 1878 Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder, Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burlsem for an investment of £12,000 and eventually changed the name to Doulton & Company, Burlsem in 1882.
Wrong PB Makers Marks on Blue & White Porcelain figurine

They continued, initially, to use the existing base marks of PINDER BOURNE & CO and/or the initials P.B. & CO or just P.B.

However, I doubt these are early Doulton or Pinder Bourne, by any stretch of the imagination.

NOTE: Photo on the right shows the PB Makers Mark on Beth’s Blue & White figurines

Even though PB did produce Blue & White porcelain wares the quality (even though the images don’t show great detail), appears to show poorly modelled figures lacking detail in the hands and the facial expressions. A closer examination may say otherwise.

The PB makers mark is also very poorly done where Pinder & Bourne marks are quite ornate.

Without a closer look these pretty Blue and White figures are probably reasonably modern.

Probably European continental productions not worth more than a few pounds; unless another reader can shed more detail on the makers mark.


  1. Alycia January 20, 2014

    Hey I have just bought a similar figurine a lady with a similar dress, gold trim, same face and clothes style, same shade of colour in her face, blue flowers (which I think looks hand painted).

    There’s no marking but I am pretty sure it has been rubbed off as someone has replaced it with a sticker saying : Laura 1978.

    Very keen to talk about it. Please email me if you have found anything new.

    Kind regards

  2. Tracey Johnson February 28, 2014

    hi hoping that u can help identify a pair of figurines that are blue and beige with a touch of black on parts, they are two older men with one playing trombone and the other playing old trumpet (I think) quite glazed with marking under N with crown this is hard to see as it is glazed over the top. would love any input

  3. Rob Irwin March 1, 2014

    Hi Tracey,
    The first thing to look at if your figurines have an N and Crown mark is Capodimonte Porcelain. You can find samples and some Capodimonte and Naples Porcelain history here …

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