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Issued in 1928, this Royal Doulton Lady Jester (HN 1284) by artist Leslie Harradine realized $2,600 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2018. Image courtesy of Lion and Unicorn and LiveAuctioneers.

Royal Doulton jesters evoke mirth and merriment

Issued in 1928, this Royal Doulton Lady Jester (HN 1284) by artist Leslie Harradine realized $2,600 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2018. Image courtesy of Lion and Unicorn and LiveAuctioneers.

Issued in 1928, this Royal Doulton Lady Jester (HN 1284) by artist Leslie Harradine realized $2,600 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2018. Image courtesy of Lion and Unicorn and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The classical image of a medieval court jester is a lithe figure wearing a bi-colored hat known as a cap ‘n’ bells and a colorful top over form-fitting breeches. While the Oxford English Dictionary defines motley as a medley, the term is also the name of the jester’s traditional costume made from bright and mismatched patterns and colors. April Fool’s Day provides an excellent opportunity to explore a popular collecting niche: Royal Doulton jesters.

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