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 limited edition Royal Doulton figurine 'Cello, marked to base., HN2331., modelled by Peggy Davies, limited edition no. 319

A Royal Doulton figurine 'Sara', modelled by Peggy Davies, in original box. HN2265.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Breton dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 400/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Kurdish dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 508/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a North American Indian dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 101/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Chinese dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 77/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Mexican dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 350/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Scottish highland dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 569/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Balinese dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 101/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a West Indian dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 400/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Spanish Flamenco dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 588/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of the Indian temple dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 661/750.

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Philippine dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 559/750.

Three Royal Doulton Peggy Davies figurines, being HN 2265 'Sara' 19 cm high, HN 2329 'Lynne' and HN 3223 'Pamela'

A Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figure of Helen of Troy, modelled by Peggy Davies. Limited edition no. 90/750. HN2387. In original box. Includes certificate.

A Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figure of eve, modelled by Peggy Davies. Limited edition no. 185/750. HN2466. In original box. Includes certificate.

A Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figure of Cleopatra, modelled by Peggy Davies. Limited edition no. 218/750. HN2868. In original box. Includes certificate.

A Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figure of the Queen of Sheba, modelled by Peggy Davies. Limited edition no. 261/750. HN2328. In original box. Includes certificate.

A Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figure of Lucrezia Borgia, modelled by Peggy Davies. Limited edition no. 56/750. HN2342. In original box. Includes certificate.

A Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figure of the Empress Dowager Ts'u Hsi, modelled by Peggy Davies. Limited edition no. 109/750. HN2391. In original box. Includes certificate.

Royal Doulton ' Polish dancer' figurine H N 2836, limited edition, modelled by Peggy Davies No. 318/750, certificate and box included, 23 cm high.

Royal Doulton ' Mexican dancer' figurine H N 2866, limited edition, modelled by Peggy Davies No. 456/ 750, certificate and box included, 21 cm high.

Royal Doulton 'Flute' figurine, limited edition 531/750, HN2483, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Phillipine Dancer' figurine, limited edition 391/750, HN2439, designed by Peggy Davies, 24 cm high (measurement does not include stand)

Royal Doulton 'Les Femmes Fatales' figurine, limited ediition 56/750, HN2391, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 21 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Helen of Troy' figurine, limited edition 104/750, HN2387, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 23 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Spinning' figurine, limited edition 619/750, HN2390, with certificate, designer Peggy Davies, with spinning wheel, 17 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Dulcimer' figurine, limited edition 447/750, HN2798, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Cymbals' figurine, limited edition 280/750, HN2699, modelled by Peggy Davies, 18.5 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Virginals' figurine, limited edition 480/750, HN2427, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Chitarrone' figurine, limited edition 615/750, HN2700, designer Peggy Davies, with certificate,19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Hurdy-Gurdy' figurine, limited edition 639/750, HN2796, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton figurine 'Flute', limited edition 87/750, HN2483, designer Peggy Davies, 15 cm high, the musical instrument is missing

Royal Doulton 'Cymbals' figurine, limited edition 306/750, HN2699, designer Peggy Davies, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'French Horn' figurine, limited edition 606/750, HN2795, with certificate, modelled by Peggy Davies, 15 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Chitarrone' figurine, limited edition 669/750, HN2700, with certificate, designer Peggy Davies, 19 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Queen Of Sheba' figurine, limited edition 270/750, HN2328, designer Peggy Davies, with certificate, 23 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Lucrezia Borgia' figurine, limited edition 33/750, HN2342, designer Peggy Davies, with certificate, 19 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Cleopatra' figurine, limited edition 325/750, HN2868, designer Peggy Davies, with certificate, 18 cm high

Royal Doulton 'Salome' figurine, limited edition 320/1000, HN3267, designed Peggy Davies, 23 cm high

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Scottish Dancer', figurine, 385/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2436, 25.5 cm high approx, with certificate

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