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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Pair of Doulton Lambeth Hannah Barlow vases, decorated with donkeys. circa 1891, 39 cm high approx

A Royal Doulton Lambeth jug by Hannah Barlow (act. 1871 - 1913), dated 1881, decorated in sgraffito with three horses in a landscape, between bands of incised and moulded borders. Conical shape with loop handle with carved decoration, silver plated lidded

A Royal Doulton Hannah Barlow biscuit barrel, incised decoration of two donkeys with a flock of sheep and sheep dog, a band of geometric form to base and top, silver plate rim and handle with engraved floral decoration to lid, the base with impressed Doult

A Doulton Lambeth Hannah Barlow stoneware vase, squat ovoid form, the body with a wide band of sgrafitto decoration featuring deer and pheasants within a landscape on a white slip framed by bands of fine repeating flowerhead beads and incised repeating scr

A Royal Doulton Hannah Barlow jug, with incised decoration of grazing Dartmore ponies with bands of beaded and applied decoration to top and bottom, the silver rim dated Sheffield 1876 by Jehoiada Alsop Rhodes, the base with impressed Doulton Lambeth mark

A Royal Doulton Lambeth jug by Hannah Barlow (act.1871 - 1913), decorated sgraffito with five adult goats and a kid encircling the ovoid body, stiff leaves in cobalt decorate the short neck. Artist's mark and assistant's mark for Annie Gentle under the bas

A Royal Doulton Lambeth vase by Hannah Barlow (act.1871 - 1913), tall ovoid shape with short trumpet mouth and circular spreading foot, decorated sgraffito with a landscape with a flock of 11 sheep encircling the ovoid body, stylized Art Nouveau floral mot

A large and early Royal Doulton Lambeth jug by Hannah Barlow (act.1871 - 1913), decorated sgraffito to the buff ground with a herd of ten goats in an extensive rural landscape, tapering cylindrical shape, the handle and the body adjoining the handle decora

A Royal Doulton Hannah Barlow jug, the central panel with incised decoration of male and female lions, the base and top with floral and leaf decoration in browns and blues, beaded decorated bands around rim and to centre and base, the handle with blue and

A Doulton Lambeth vase by Hannah Barlow (act. 1871 - 1913), dated 1876, slightly tapering cylindrical shape with two handles issuing from the shoulder, decorated in sgraffito with four horses and a foal in a fenced paddock, stiff leaf patterns decorate the

A Royal Doulton Lambeth large vase by Hannah Barlow (act.1871 - 1913), decorated sgraffito with seven cattle in a landscape between bands of mottled blue and mustard glazes, ovoid shouldered shape with short trumpet mouth. Impressed factory marks and incis

A Doulton stoneware kerosene lamp, the oil reservoir with leaf decoration in green and scrolling florals around the rim in blue on brown, fits in the base, the top panel with inscribed decoration of rams and sheep in a field, probably by Hannah Barlow, eac

A large Doulton Lambeth glazed stoneware vase by Hannah Barlow and Florence Roberts 1891, the body sgraffito decorated with a continuous band of five kangaroos amongst ferns and grasses, the neck and base with olive green and white moulded scrolling, inscr

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase decorated by Hannah Barlow, 1890s, the flared mouth and neck above a tall tapering body with a flared foot, the body decorated in sgraffito on a punched ground with a continuous scene of cows in pasture, the neck, shoulder,

Doulton Burslem Hannah Barlow three piece drinks set stoneware decorated with sheep in field, consisting of pitcher and two cups all with silver plated mounts. Signed to base. Height 27 cm

Pair of Royal Doulton pottery vases by Hannah Barlow. Incised decoration of donkeys and cows, Monogrammed Underneath

Doulton Lambeth Hannah Barlow stoneware vase with a band of deers and signed to base. Height 24 cm

A Doulton Stoneware tyg by Hannah Barlow. Cylindrical sides with Sgraffito decoration of two dogs and a boar. Sterling silver rim. Sheffield 1880. Height 165mm

Early Doulton Studio vase with animal Reserves, signed Hannah Barlow (Retired 1913)

Hannah Barlow Doulton Lambeth pitcher. Incised decorated cow & calf, blue banded decoration to handle, floral sprays of thistles etc. Incised 'Hb' to base. Height 23 cm

Pair Royal Doulton stoneware vases by Hannah Barlow and Florence Roberts tapered cylindrical form continuously incised decoration of sheep, traditional glazes in brown tones. Incised initials and impressed stamp 28.5 cm. Height (one with body hair-line cra

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