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 Doulton flambe bowl signed by Noke, 16 cm diameter

Royal Doulton flambe bowl signed by Noke, 13 cm diameter

Royal Doulton flambe stalking fox, signed Noke, 21.5 cm long approx.

Royal Doulton flambe vase, signed Noke, 15.5 cm high approx.

A large Royal Doulton scenic flambe bowl, circa 1930s, the large bowl with a shaped rim, decorated with a cottage beside a mill pond with daisies in the foreground, with backstamp underside, signature of Noke (Charles), and 'A' mark under stamp, an

Royal Doulton flambe Sung ovoid vase exotic bird decoration, signed within the pattern 'D. Brownsword', signed Noke to the base, 18 cm height

Royal Doulton flambe Sung ginger jar continuous landscape, signed Noke to base, incised 1256a, 28 cm height

Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Royal Doulton, 'Chang' Basin, c. 1930, 'naturalistically designed as a lily pond, embellished with leaves and flowers, in rich green, yellow, red and white glazes, signed in black 'Chang Royal Doulton, Noke, HN, height 13.5

A rare Royal Doulton 'Kateroo' cat figure, designed by David Henry Souter (1862-1935) and modelled by Charles Noke (1858-1941), with yellow glaze and green glass eyes. Height 32.5 cm. (left ear as found)

Royal Doulton tall seriesware two handled vase, signed Noke

A Royal Doulton commemorative loving cup depicting Edward VIII 1911-1936, the reverse inscribed 'God Save The King', limited edition 155 of 2000, designed by Charles Noke with original certificate. 16 cm high

Charles Noke, Sung Flambe Vase, for Royal Doulton, decorated with tones of blue and indigo, printed Royal Doulton mark, artist name and Sung mark to base, numbered, height 28 cm

A Noke and Nixon for Royal Doulton bulb-form vase signed 'Noke' and 'HN' to base 18 cm high

A rare Royal Doulton flambe figure, 'Despair' by Noke 11 cm high

A C.J. Noke for Royal Doulton monochrome figure of Ellen Terry as Queen Catherine, Burslem c. 1890

A C.J. Noke for Royal Doulton monochrome figure of Henry Irving as Cardinal Wolsey, Burslem c. 1890 24 cm high

Large Royal Doulton King George V & Queen Mary commemorative loving cup no. 202 of 1000 designed by Noke & Fenton

Large Royal Doulton 'The Dickens jug' no. 751 of 1,000 by Charles Noke with original certificate

A Royal Doulton 'Gaffers' Sandwich plate, 1931, pattern 4210, in York shape. Designed by C.J Noke and depicting a scenic view of a gaffer in a white smock in front of a cottage; with a Royal Doulton Gaffers backstamp underside and impressed mark probably 1

Royal Doulton figure 'King Charles' with a green printed factory mark, gilt title, HN1985. Designed by Charles Noke & H Tittensor. Condition good, minor age related wear. Height 42 cm

Royal Doulton flambe Sung glaze Charles Noke & Fred Moore vase of garlic shape, with shades of green, blue & mauve, having a printed factory mark, painted marks Sung, Noke & Fred Moore monogram. Condition fair, crack to the base. Height 18 cm

Royal Doulton flambe Sung glaze Charles Noke & Fred Moore ginger jar. Royal Doulton flambe Sung glaze Charles Noke & Fred Moore ginger jar of bulbous form, with shades of green, blue & mauve, having a printed factory mark, painted marks Sung, Noke & Fred M

Rare Royal Doulton Jester by Noke, HN1295, 25 cm high approx

Royal Doulton 'Treasure Island Jug' designed by Charles Noke, limited edition 215/600 with original certificate. 20 cm

A Royal Doulton 'The Coronation Loving Cup' King Edward VIII, limited edition 155/2000 designed by Charles Noke with original certificate. 16 cm high

Large Royal Doulton flambe elephant signed Noke to base, 16.5 cm high approx,

A rare Royal Doulton Chang chalice form vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, c.1925-30, tapered base with flared open mouth, the interior and exterior with heavy lava-like glaze in rich tones of red, ochre, tan and ivory, a band of stylised repeating scr

A Royal Doulton Burslem flambe prototype figure of 'The Moor', designed by Charles Noke, dated 1906. 26.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung Ware flambe vase bulbous vase with bottle neck, marbled flambe glaze in various tones, featuring a stylized sparrow around the nape of the neck, signed F.Allen & Noke, 19.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe 'Sung' glaze vase, signed 'Noke' and with artist's monogram. Height 18.5 cm

Large Royal Doulton Flambe fox figurine, signed NOKE to base, 23.5 cm high

Large Royal Doulton Kingsware vase, with two handles, signed Noke, 27 cm high approx.

A Royal Doulton flambe two-handled vase, by Noke. Height 16 cm

Royal Doulton, flambe vase, c1910 ovoid shape with everted neck, red, yellow and grey flambe glaze, signed 'Noke', printed Royal Doulton factory mark. Height 17 cm

Royal Doulton 'Heres-A-Health Unto His Majesty Vase By Noke with Two Handles, Marked to Base 'D5719J'. Height 32 cm

A Royal Doulton Orientalist figure 'The Moor' by Charles Noke, British 1858-1941, circa 1930, dressed in orange-red tunic, coloured waistand with hooded full length cloak and a water flask, stamped green factory mark, HN33, impressed no.159, 45 cm high

Royal Doulton flambe footed dish, signed by Noke, 15.8 cm wide

A Royal Doulton 'Flambe Sung' vase. 1920-1940, by Charles Noke with a Fred Moore monogram, of ovoid amphora form with strap handles to the waisted neck and shoulders, in rich blood red glaze marbled with turquoise, purple and green; with Sung script marks