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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Rare William Moorcroft ‘;Claremont toadstool’ vase, hand tube-lined, coloured and glazed with mushrooms, signed in green with W Moorcroft to base, 8 cm high

A W.C. Bennett pottery bud vase, blue and green glaze decorated, 13.5 cm high

An early twentieth century Australian pottery shallow bowl, signed McCredie N.S.W, Dia. 22, 5 cm d.

A signed Locke & Co Worcester pheasant vase, circa 1900-1904, with signature of W. Stinton (Walter). the Persian style vase of tapering and compressed form with a moulded collar and scalloped everted rim, decorated with a pheasant in a naturalistic set

A Royal Doulton figure 'Proposal lady' potted by Doulton & Co. HN715. Signed to base N.W. C.1925. Height 16 cm

William Moorcroft, large flambe vase, 1939, 'Orchid' pattern, decorated with a band of large flower heads and spring flowers, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft' and dated '1939', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. the Queen, Made in England,

William Moorcroft, flambe vase, c. 1930, 'Fish' pattern, decorated with fish swimming amongst aquatic plants, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft Made in England, height 18 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

William Moorcroft, large vase, c. 1925, 'Moonlit Blue' pattern, decorated with trees in a landscape in tones of blue and green, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft Made in England, height 31.5 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

William Moorcroft for Liberty & Co., Twin-handled vase, c. 1911, 'Pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates, grapes and leaves on a mottled green ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft' and dated '1911, 'printed 'Made for Liberty & Co., height 19.5

William Moorcroft, vase, c. 1916, 'Claremont' pattern, of baluster form, decorated with yellow and red toadstools against a green and blue ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft Burslem England, height 26.5 cm. Provenance: The Estate

A Royal Worcester 'Hadley Ware' fluted vase, Walter Sedgley, circa 1905, the bulbous body hand painted with a pheasant scene, green factory mark to base, signed W.J. Sedgley, 20 cm high

Gouda 'Regina Darla' two handled vase painted with a matte finish black ground & decorated with colourful floral tones. Signed to the base 'Regina 57 Carla W.B. Gouda Holland'. condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 16.5 cm

A signed Royal Worcester bottle vase, 1918, with signature of W.H Austin, the vase with a slender ringed neck and gently flared rim raised on a waisted base, delicately painted to the body with soft toned pink roses with foliage against a suffused ground i

Extensive Wedgwood gold Florentine china dinner service, setting for twelve, W 4219. 115 pieces approx

Antique Edwardian Sheraton style inlaid satinwood & mahogany Bijouterie/display table, standing on fine slender tapering legs, shaped stretcher to base with inlaid conch shell decoration, has key, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1

Royal Worcester plate hand painted with flamingo, signed W Powell, 23 cm dia (slight scratch to glaze at feet of flamingo)

A William Moorcroft for MacIntyre fruit bowl, in a Florian Blue Poppy design on pale celadon ground, silver plated rim. W.M. initials in green and MacIntyre mark to base. Diameter 26 cm

A fine Hadley's Worcester pedestal vase. 1902-1905, with signature of W. Powell (William), a slender ovoid vase in shades of green with decorative scroll arm handles, a moulded collar and lappet border with a slender fluted neck and a conforming base,

Royal Worcester signed W. Powell jardiniere hand painted with water bird design, raised decoration to body and pierced upper rim, circa 1911, 17.5 cm high approx

Royal Worcester signed William Harbron pot pouri jardiniere, with 2 handles and 4 botanical form feet, hand painted roses design, signed W. Harbron, small chip to one foot, circa 1912, 19.5 cm high

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

A Royal Worcester demitasse cup and saucer, 1883, pattern W above 543, the straight sided cup tapering to a broad foot rim having a ring form and bracket handle, with trailing peony blooms in pink and puce colours with matte olive foliage and borders with

A W Moorcroft Orchard pattern vase, with original paper labels, 12 cm height

William Moorcroft, Pomegranate Vase, c. 1912, painted with pomegranates, berries and leaves on a mottled blue ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft' and impressed 'Moorcroft Burslem England, height 21 cm

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956), Freddie. A glazed earthenware figure of a green frog, incised 'FREDDIE' Grace Seccombe, N.S.W., Australia, 8 cm high, 16 cm wide

Grace Seccombe (1880-1956). A slip cast hand finished glazed eathenware figure of a pink and gray galah, monogrammed GS_N.S.W, 19 cm high

A pair of Royal Doulton Mikado character figurines designed by W.K. Harper, 'Koko' and 'Yum Yum' Issued 1980-1985 as part of the Gilbert and Sullivan series. In original boxes. HN2898 Koko, HN2899 Yum Yum.

A William Moorcroft pansey bud vase sage green background with tube lined purple and yellow pansies. Signed to base 'W. Moorcroft'. Impressed mark 'Moorcroft, Burslem, England'. 15 cm high

A Wedgwood Pilgrim flask in turquoise and silver by Norman Wilson vase named for its resemblance to flasks carried by Medieval pilgrims. Impressed and stamped 'N.W.' for Norman Wilson, c.1940. 22 cm high

A Moorcroft 'Pomegranate' vase, circa 1915, the small baluster vase with a shallow waisted neck and small foot rim decorated with a broad band of fruit and blue purple berries upon a green yellow ground with a thin Prussian blue glaze; with green signature

Royal Worcester handpainted twin handled vase with rose and gilt decoration,signed W. H. Austin. Height 23 cm approx

Two Royal Crown Derby rabbit paperweight both For you rabbit, and P/W baby rabbit with gold button seal and signature to base, in original boxes, height 4 cm approx

Royal Worcester handpainted egg cup decorated with a kookaburra, signed W.Powell, circa 1914, height 4.5 cm approx

William Moorcroft 'Pomegranate' jardiniere. Signed 'W Moorcroft' to base. Height 17 cm

A Hadley Worcester ewer, signed H W Martin painted with roses with a moulded decoration. 29 cm high

A Nantgarw floral oval dish, circa 1813-22, the oval dish with a gently scalloped edge lightly sprigged with brightly coloured summer blooms, with a fine translucent glaze; with impressed marks of the period underside and also C W for china works. Height 4

A Nantgarw floral plate, circa 1813-22, decoration in the style of Thomas Pardoe, with a gently scalloped rim decorated with three bouquets of summer blooms in colours upon a white ground; with impressed mark and also C W for china works. Provenance: with

Moorcroft 'Sulphur crested cockatoo' plate designed by Rachel Bishop, initials W. M. Moorcroft with original certificate & box. Numbered 193/350. Condition good, some crazing. Diameter 26.4 cm

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