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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Royal Worcester twin handled lidded vase C1918, with handpainted floral and gilt decoration, signed W Hart, height 32 cm approx

Royal Doulton plate hand painted signed Hart, Castle Scene

A Royal Doulton white bone china two-handled baluster vase, painted with a scene of 'Shakespeare's Country Guys Cliff Mill', signed C. Hart. Height 16 cm

Royal Doulton Pickwick papers character jug. 'The White Hart Inn at Southwark.' Reg# 817035 H14 cm

Vintage Royal Doulton hand painted vase, signed C. Hart, 22 cm high approx

Rare Royal Worcester hand painted cream & sugar, hand painted with Mushroom / Toadstool. Signed Hart. Jug 7 cm high, puce mark, 'Cortinurius', Flavelle Brothers

Rare Royal Worcester hand painted jug, hand painted with Mushroom / Toadstool. Signed Hart. 11 cm high, puce mark, 'Cortinurius', Flavelle Brothers

A Doulton Burslem ewer vase, with loop handle, gilded to the handle and rim. Repair to neck and handle. Height 210. Along with an ovoid two handled vase painted by Charles Hart (act.1880 - 1927), decorated with flowers in cerise and gilt. Repair to handles

Two Royal Doulton hand painted demitasse cups and saucers, one with a scene of Ross Castle, signed J.H. Plant, the other of Aberfoyle and Dover Castle, signed C. Hart

Doulton Burstem hand painted vase, signed Hart, 24 cm high

A pair of titled Royal Doulton cabinet plates painted by Charles Hart Snr. and Reginald brown, 'Shakespeare's Country, Warwick Castle' and 'Ross Castle', signed C Hart and R brown, printed marks, one retailed by Marshall field & Company Chicago, 26 cm diam

Royal Doulton Pickwick Papers jug. 'The White Hart Inn at Southwark', Reg#817035 height 14 cm

A group of three Royal Worcester Australian wildflower series porcelain saucers signed W.Hart, two titled Acacia Hakeoides and Acacia Myrtifolia the third untitled, each with a retail mark for Flavelle Brothers and circa 1917, each reserved on a Quaker gre

A group of three Royal Worcester Australian wildflower series porcelain saucers signed W.Hart, titled Eucalyptus Ficifolia, retail mark for Flavelle Brothers, circa 1917; signed W.Austin, untitled, retail mark for Flavelle Brothers, circa 1916; unsigned, t

A Royal Doulton vase painted by Charles Hart, of cylindrical form painted with flowers on a deep ground with moulded gilt handles. Height 21 cm

A Royal Doulton porcelain coffee set, painted with various British castles by C. Hart, comprising a coffee pot, seven cups, six saucers, a cream jug and a sugar basin (16 pieces)

Royal Doulton cabinet plate, the hand painted central panel of roses, signed C Hart

Kevin Charles (Pro) Hart Tahiti blue bottle green ceramic mug signed Pro Hart and dated, (19)74 8.5 cm height

Pro Hart, black glazed pottery vase, cylindrical body decorated with abstract relief patterns, the neck with incised linear fluting and a flared rim, signed and dated '67, 10 cm

A Royal Doulton Sung vase, by Charles Noke and Charles Hart, of cylindrical form, decorated with fish, damaged, 25.5 cm high

Antique Doulton Burslem vase, the flower painting signed, C. Hart

Royal Doulton 'Shoveler Duck' cabinet plate with a gilded lace work border, hand painted by C. Hart, signed to the lower centre

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