Jack Point Royal Doulton

Jack Point Royal Doulton

Jack Point Royal Doulton HN3920

Jack Point Royal Doulton HN3920

Jack Point has been a traditional figurine at Royal Doulton since it was first modelled by Doulton’s original art director Charles Noke in 1918. Charles Noke was intrigued by the story of Jack Point, the broken hearted clown, who was a central character in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard.  The early Charles Noke figures are quite rare HN85, HN91 and HN99. There are no Jack Point HN85 editions known to exist and the HN91 and HN99 have vales of £3,000 to £5,000 / $4,500 to $7,000.

There have been seven versions of Jack Point released as of writing this feature HN85, HN91, HN99, HN610, HN2080, HN3920 & HN3925. There has of course also been a number of Jester type figurines from Royal Doulton which have been influenced by Noke’s design.

A prestige edition HN2080 was released in 1952.
A prestige edition HN3920 was released in 1996 in a limited edition 250.
A prestige edition HN3925 was released in 1998 in a limited edition 85.

Jack Point Royal Doulton by Charkes Noke HN3925

Jack Point Royal Doulton by Charkes Noke HN3925. Sold for £1,000 at Gildings Auctioneers November 2012.

The HN610 version from the character series depicts Sir Henry Lytton in character. It was designed and released in 1924 and produced until 1949.

Jack Point Royal Doulton Charles Noke HN610

Jack Point Royal Doulton Charles Noke HN610 modelled on Sir Henry Lytton in character

Jack Point Royal Doulton Price Guide / Value Guide
HN85 None are known to exist
HN91 £4,000-£5,000
HN99 £3,500-£4,500
HN610 £400-£600
HN2080 £600-£1,000
HN3920 £1,000-£1,500
HN3925 £1,500-£2,000

Jack Point HN2080

Jack Point HN2080 released in 1952

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