Learn about Royal Doulton History

The Doulton factory was established in 1815 in Lambeth, South London by John Doulton (1793 - 1873), who had previously been employed at the nearby Fulham Pottery. He initially had two partners, Martha Jones and John Watts, the former of who left the company in 1820, and the latter in 1854.

He began by producing practical and decorative stoneware, such as bottles and sewer pipes from his small pottery

John's son Henry (1820 - 1897) joined the company in 1835 and the production of stoneware items was expanded to include laboratory articles, sanitary ware and drainpipes, which were sold worldwide.

In the mid 1850s John Doulton began experimenting with a more decorative pottery items. Many glazes and decorative effects were developed including faience, impasto, silicon, carrara, marqueterie, chine, and rouge flambe.

From about 1860, Doulton began to revive earlier types of stoneware, such as copies of 18th-century vessels. The famous salt-glazed wares with blue decoration first appeared in 1862.

Through Henry Doulton, the pottery became associated with the Lambeth School of Art directed by John Sparkes from about 1866. more...
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A pair of early 1900 Royal Doulton - Harry Allen 'Desert Scene' vases, with double handle, both depicting riders on camel under the stars. Signed by H.Allen. Height 20 cm. Very good condition, with small crazing on one and small lustre missing on one

Royal Doulton titanian Swans bowl by Harry Allen depicting two swans on a shimmering lake to the interior & a blue painted lake effect to the outer, artist signed, painted mark '417', incised mark '103B'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 16

Royal Doulton titanian peacock & blossom vase by Harry Allen artist signed, painted mark '297', impressed mark '1261'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 25.2 cm

Royal Doulton titanian lizard relief vase by Harry Allen of flattened ovoid form, having hand painted detail of a flowering tree, each shoulder decorated with a lizard in relief, artist signed, painted mark '3.654', impressed mark '1330a'. Condition good,

Royal Doulton titanian ducks bud vase by Harry Allen showing two young ducks at night by a lakes edge, artist signed, incised mark '1683'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 6.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian cranes vase by Harry Allen with relief detail, artist signed, painted mark '3.189', impressed mark '1313'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 25.2 cm

Royal Doulton titanian bottle shaped vase 'Young Magpies' by Harry Allen depicting birds perched on a branch to a sunlit blue sky, artist signed, painted mark '2.946', impressed mark '1320a'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 13.7 cm

Royal Doulton titanian bottle shaped owl vase by Harry Allen depicting an owl perched on a branch to a moonlit blue sky, artist signed, painted mark '445', impressed mark '1320a'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 13.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian bottle shaped Bedouin vase by Harry Allen depicting a Bedouin desert scene, artist signed, painted mark '3.498', impressed mark '1320a'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 14.6 cm

Royal Doulton titanian black-capped 'Chickadee' vase by Harry Allen depicting two black-capped chickadees perched in a cherry blossom tree, artist signed, incised mark '1247'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 14 cm

Royal Doulton titanian 'Young Warbler' vase by Harry Allen with two handles, artist signed, painted mark '2.612'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 11 cm

Royal Doulton titanian 'Coal Tit' bowl by Harry Allen depicting a coal tit perched on a blossom tree, artist signed, painted mark '688'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 13 cm

Two Royal Doulton titanian hand painted bowls, one decorated with a 'Rook' to the interior and signed F. Henri, the other with a long legged bird under the crescent moon, signed H. Allen, with minute rim repair. Diameter 13 cm and 11 cm

A large Royal Doulton vase signed H. Allen. Bulbous cylindrical form, painted with three birds and wisteria set against a mottled pink ground with raised gilt banding. 45 cm high.

A Royal Doulton vase painted by Harry Allen. Of tapered form, painted with two magpie chicks in foliage on a blue ground. 25 cm high.

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase of flattened ovoid form, hand painted decoration of a small thrush on a flowering tree branch, each shoulder decorated with a lizard in relief, on traditional blue and brown ground, signed H. Allen. 6 x 12.5 cm

Two Royal Doulton Titanian bowls, one decorated with a seagull flying over the waves, signed H. Allen, (tiny chip to rim), the other decorated with eggs in a nest on a tree branch, signed F. Henry (cracked). Diameters 13 cm and 10 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian Ware straight-sided vase painted by Harry Allen, with two seagulls in flight above waves, printed marks and model number 1361B, 20.5 cm high

An early fine quality Royal Doulton bone china cylinder vase beautifully painted with a group of four goats in a mountainous landscape signed 'H. Allen'. Height 24 cm

A Royal Doulton titanian tall hand painted vase signed H. Allen, the square section body painted with a squirrel seated on a branch under moonlight, soft blue ground. Printed and incised marks to base. Height 26.2 cm

Royal Doulton titanian Harry Allen signed vase. Peacock and blossoms. Height 34 cm

Royal Doulton cylindrical double handled vase with hand painted decoration depicting a milkmaid on a country road. Signed H. Allen

Royal Doulton titanian signed Harry Allen bowl. Decorated with small yellow/grey owl on a green/blue mottled ground. Height 13 cm. Diameter 5.5 cm

A Royal Doulton titanian vase, circa 1916-33, signed H. Allen, the small ovoid vase depicting a handpainted 'Young Whitethroat' perched on a blossom branch. Stamped to base. Height 9 cm

Royal Doulton cylindrical vase, 'The night Heron' signed H. Allen. Height 25 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian Ware vase signed H. Allen titled 'Tawny Owl' circa 1920, ovoid painted with an owl perched on a leafy branch against a blue sky painted signature title and 3.243 black factory mark and Titanian. Height 15.5 cm .

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