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 Royal Doulton Flambe Sung Ware Vases, England, early 20th century, with mottled blue, a globular shape signed Noke and with monogram for Fred Moore 17 cm high

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, 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

Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase. Peacock decoration. Globular shape, footed, & with everted rim. Height 11 cm

Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase. Butterfly decoration. Footed, tapering to everted rim. Height 11 cm

A 'Doulton Sung' ovoid vase, decorated with an exotic bird on a fiery red background, signed under the base: Noke and with initials for Fred Moore. Height 17 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

Sung Royal Doulton flambe vase. Bird decoration. Signed FM to base. Height 15 cm

Royal Doulton Zibo dragon clock in Sung glaze, signed with a certificate no.25. 'Archives Burslem Artwares Zibo Dragon Clock' Ba 37 limited edition 25/250. Height 22 cm

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

A Royal Doulton 'Burslem Artwares' lantao vase, in Oriental Sung

A Doulton 'Burslem Artwares' lantao vase in Oriental Sung, No. 168 of an edition of 350. Height 16 cm

Royal Doulton: Sung Persian patterned vase. 18 cm.

Royal Doulton 'Sung' flambe vase, decorated with a scene of a bird and mountains, 14 cm high approx

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

A Doulton flambe 'Sung' vase designed by Charles Noke, tulip shape with fluted body, c.1947, signed Noke. Height 18.5 cm

A Doulton 'Sung' flambe tall ovoid vase, designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, c.1947, signed Noke and monogrammed H.N. Hairline cracks to base. Height 26 cm

A Royal Doulton flambe charger, decorated to the centre with an Egyptian King Vulture perched upon an outcrop in the foreground of a desert landscape with two pyramids on the horizon, framed by a 'Sung' effect border. Impressed date code for April 1923. Di

Charles Noke for Royal Doulton, Sung vase, chalice shape with a rich red and yellow drizzled glaze, signed to base. Height 12 cm

A Royal Doulton flambe Sung vase by Noke & Moore, the tapered long leaf and flower stems in deep and pale blue glaze upon the flambe red ground, painted and printed artist's and pottery marks to base. Height 15.7 cm

An impressive Doulton flambe 'Sung' large jar, ovoid shouldered shape, signed A.(Arthur Charles) Eaton (act.1889 - 1932), decorated with a peacock in flight. Impressed mark for June 1923, signed Noke under the base. Height 27 cm

A Doulton flambe 'Sung' vase designed by Charles Noke and Fred Moore, tulip shape with fluted body, circa 1947, signed Noke and monogrammed FM. Height 18.5 cm

Royal Doulton Sung flambe bowl by Arthur Eaton and Charles Noke, decorated with an exotic bird on a rich red ground. Signed and additionally signed to the base. Diameter 18 cm

A Royal Doulton 'Sung' flambe ovoid vase, designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon circa 1925, painted with fruit flowers and berries, artists mono grams, Sung and factory marks 20 cm high

A Royal Doulton 'Sung' ovoid vase, designed by Charles Noke with pinetrees in a continuous landscape, artist monogram, printed marks 42 cm high

A large Royal Doulton 'Sung' flambe bowl, designed by Charles Noke, circa 1925, richly painted with two firebirds flying amongst mottled ground, artist signature No. 712859E, Sung and factory marks, 32 cm diameter

A Royal Doulton 'Sung' Flambe ovoid vase, designed by Fred Allen, circa 1925, richly painted with lava on a mountainous ground, artist's initials, Sung, no 1158 and factory marks, 8.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton 'Sung' bowl and cover designed by Charles Noke, circa 1925, painted with flying cranes, the cover with a large finial of a seated sage, artist's signature, Sung, no 7701418E and factory mark, 13 cm diameter

A good Royal Doulton Sung Flambe vase by Charles Noke and Fred Moore. The tapering cylindrical vase painted with Angel's Trumpet flowers. Signed by Charles Noke and with Fred Moore's initials to the base. Height 28 cm

A Royal Doulton Sung glazed flambe vase of cylindrical form with 'sponged' yellow patches to the top, 6.5 x 13 cm

Exhibition size Royal Doulton flambe lidded jar, with rare scene of highland cattle. Signed Noke and Sung to base.51 cm high.

Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase marked 'Royal Doulton Flambe' to base. Height 15 cm

A Royal Doulton flambe Sung vase 2001, manufactured England, modelled after an earlier design 'Archives Burslem Artwares Nanhai Vase' height 11.2 cm

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase by Charles Noke and Arthur Eaton, circa 1930, baluster, painted with a phoenix in flight on a red ground, printed factory mark and painted signatures. Height 22 cm

Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase ovoid lob- moulded, standard mark, pattern No. 925, 17.5 cm height

Royal Doulton Sung glaze flambe vase signed Noke and F. Allen to base. Height 19.5 cm

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