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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Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Doulton Burslem, Chang Vase, c. 1925, decorated with a thick lave crusting of white with tones of blue and red flambe, painted marks to base, restoration to base, height 29.5 cm

Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Doulton Burslem, Chang Vase, c. 1925, decorated with a thick lave crusting of white with tones of blue and red flambe, painted marks to base, height 29.5 cm

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

Chang Wares a Royal Doulton 'Chang' bowl designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1925, with waved rim, mutton fat crusting around the shoulder revealing tones of red and green, yellow to the interior, artist's mono grams, Chang and factory marks, 1

A Royal Doulton 'Chang' triple gourd vase, designed by Charles Noke, Fred Allen and Harry Nixon, circa 1925, with mutton fat crusting revealing tones of red, green and yellow and painted with pendant seeds and vines, artists' mono grams, Chang and factory

Chang Wares a Royal Doulton 'Chang' vase designed by Charles Noke, Fred Allen and Harry Nixon, circa 1925, the waisted body with thick mutton fat crusting around the collar, revealing tones of red and yellow and painted with scrolls, artist's mono grams, C

Royal Doulton Chang chalice form vase, signed by Charles Noke and Nixon with tapered foot, the interior and exterior richly glazed in a thick lava like glaze on a red and black ground. Transmutation glazes.

A Royal Doulton Chang Ware bowl, circa 1930, signed Charles Noke, the deep bowl decorated in an all over glaze of mottled cream, red and blue with a faux crackle finish, factory mark, signed Noke and monogram for Harry Nixon all to base, 23.5 cm diameter

Charles Noke 'The Chang Potter' flambe glazed figural lamp, c1930 the red robed potter at his craft, beneath a leafy tree canopy, factory mark 'The Chang Potter' by Noke, produced by Doulton & Co. Height 32 cm

Royal Doulton Chang vase, signed Harry Nixon and Charles Noke C1920's. Height 25 cm

Rare Royal Doulton 'Chang' ox blood crackle glazed shallow bowl signed Noke. 11x20 cm high

Royal Doulton cup and saucer 'Koongshee & Chang' (handle restored)

A Royal Doulton chang vase with flambe decoration by Noke 23 cm diameter x 11.5 cm height

A Royal Doulton Chang waisted vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1925-30s, in a buff toned crackled glaze, with splashes of red, yellow and brown to inner lip and interior, painted mark and signatures. Height 14 cm

A Royal Doulton Chang glazed vase, by Charles Noke and Fred Moore, circa 1925-30s, of ovoid form, richly glazed in tones of red, green, buff, grey and blue on a celadon ground, printed marks and painted signatures to base. Height 18.5 cm

A good Royal Doulton Chang vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1925-30s, of ovoid form with everted lip, richly glazed in mottled greens, blue and buff on a rich sang de boeuf ground, painted marks. Height 35 cm

A Royal Doulton Chang chalice form vase, by Charles Noke, Harry Nixon and F. Allen, circa 1925-30s, with tapered foot, the interior and exterior richly glazed in a thick lava-like glaze in tones of buff red, ochre and blue on mottled red ground, the foot d

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