The HN numbers were chronological until 1940, after which time blocks of numbers were assigned to each modeler of the figures.
Other artists included John Sparkes, George Tinsworth, Arthur Barlow, and Agnete Hoy among others.
This number (the one at the right of the crown's mark) when added to the year 1927 will give you the year of manufacture of a particular piece.
Most collectors like to know when their Royal Doulton figures were made.
This unique gallery, at the Doulton Fine China Nile Street Pottery, Burslem, traces the story of Doulton from its foundation in 1815 and includes the world famous collection of several hundred rare figures.
The gallery is named after Sir Henry Doulton, son of the founder of the company, who was the first potter ever to be knighted for services to ceramic art.