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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An unusual Royal Doulton 'Titanian' bird of paradise cabinet plate

A Royal Doulton Titanian bowl, the interior hand painted with a Dipper (seabird) on a rocky shoreline. Signed J. Birbeck Sen. Diameter 17 cm

Royal Doulton titanian Swans bowl by Harry Allen depicting two swans on a shimmering lake to the interior & a blue painted lake effect to the outer, artist signed, painted mark '417', incised mark '103B'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 16

Royal Doulton titanian swan vase by F Henri depicting a swan on a moonlit lake, artist signed, painted mark '1.433', incised mark '1200'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 14.4 cm

Royal Doulton titanian swan bud vase by F Henri depicting a swan on a moonlit lake, artist initials, incised mark '1948'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 6.5 cm

Royal Doulton titanian Stalk in flight vase by F Henri depicting a stalk against a sunlit sky, artist initials, impressed mark '1320'. Condition good, minor wear to the base, firing mark to the base. Height 8.7 cm

Royal Doulton titanian Stalk in flight bowl by F Henri depicting a stalk against a sunlit sky, artist signed, painted mark '830', incised mark '700'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 10.9 cm

Royal Doulton titanian sparrow tea bowl by F Henri on a blue ground, artist signed, painted mark '323'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 6.3 cm

Royal Doulton titanian Snowcapped mountain vase by F Henri over a crescent moon & showing a hanging branch, artist initials, incised mark '954'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 8.6 cm

Royal Doulton titanian peacock & blossom vase by Harry Allen artist signed, painted mark '297', impressed mark '1261'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 25.2 cm

Royal Doulton titanian night Desert bud vase by F Henri over a crescent moon & showing a hanging branch, artist initials, incised mark '1090'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 6.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian lizard relief vase by Harry Allen of flattened ovoid form, having hand painted detail of a flowering tree, each shoulder decorated with a lizard in relief, artist signed, painted mark '3.654', impressed mark '1330a'. Condition good,

Royal Doulton titanian lidded pot with raised viper detail & a horn finial, incised mark '1334' & impressed '10.21'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 9.2 cm

Royal Doulton titanian ducks bud vase by Harry Allen showing two young ducks at night by a lakes edge, artist signed, incised mark '1683'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 6.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian cylinder vase with repeating floral motifs. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 15.5 cm

Royal Doulton titanian cylinder vase with raised gilt floral detail. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 15.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian cranes vase by Harry Allen with relief detail, artist signed, painted mark '3.189', impressed mark '1313'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 25.2 cm

Royal Doulton titanian bottle shaped vase 'Young Magpies' by Harry Allen depicting birds perched on a branch to a sunlit blue sky, artist signed, painted mark '2.946', impressed mark '1320a'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 13.7 cm

Royal Doulton titanian bottle shaped owl vase by Harry Allen depicting an owl perched on a branch to a moonlit blue sky, artist signed, painted mark '445', impressed mark '1320a'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 13.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian bottle shaped Bedouin vase by Harry Allen depicting a Bedouin desert scene, artist signed, painted mark '3.498', impressed mark '1320a'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 14.6 cm

Royal Doulton titanian black-capped 'Chickadee' vase by Harry Allen depicting two black-capped chickadees perched in a cherry blossom tree, artist signed, incised mark '1247'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 14 cm

Royal Doulton titanian 'Young Warbler' vase by Harry Allen with two handles, artist signed, painted mark '2.612'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 11 cm

Royal Doulton titanian 'Young Finches' bowl by F Henri depicting two finches on a grassy patch with a flowering tree above, artist signed, painted mark '234'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 10.8 cm

Royal Doulton titanian 'Night Heron' vase depicting a heron perched on a branch to a moonlit blue sky, artist signed, painted mark '1.206', impressed mark '1342'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 24 cm

Royal Doulton titanian 'Coal Tit' bowl by Harry Allen depicting a coal tit perched on a blossom tree, artist signed, painted mark '688'. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Diameter 13 cm

A good Royal Doulton Titanian 'Young Coal Tits' bowl, finely painted with two birds on a variable speckled ground, blossom to the top rim, signed F. Henri, raised on a short circular foot, painted entitlement to base and '506', printed mark and incised num

Royal Doulton, titanian vase, c. 1915 of flared cylindrical form, decorated with a stylised phoenix on mottled grey ground, black printed lion and Crown titanian mark and Royal Doulton factory mark. Height 18.5 cm

Royal Doulton Titanian jug along with an Isaac Walton ware jug, approx 18 cm high and shorter (2)

Royal Doulton titanian vase cylindrical form, painted with anemones. Signed 'P. Curnock', 23 cm height

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase, hexagonal form, chinoiserie decoration in silver and gold on a deep teal green ground, black bands to top and base, decorated with silver and gold florals. Hairline to rim. 9 x 20 cm

An impressive Royal Doulton Burslem exhibition 'Titanian' vase hand-painted by Harry Tittensor, (act. 1900 - 1925), c.1918, painted with a scene from the 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam', inscribed under the base with quatrain 37 from the Rubaiyat. Printed facto

Two Royal Doulton titanian hand painted bowls, one decorated with a 'Rook' to the interior and signed F. Henri, the other with a long legged bird under the crescent moon, signed H. Allen, with minute rim repair. Diameter 13 cm and 11 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase, ovoid form, in traditional teal blue glaze. 8 x 9.5 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase, double gourd shape in cobalt blue. Height 15 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase, of squat teardrop form, hand painted decoration of a crane in flight under a crescent moon, on traditional blue ground, signed F. Henry. Foot ring ground down. 11 x 11.5 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase of flattened ovoid form, hand painted decoration of a small thrush on a flowering tree branch, each shoulder decorated with a lizard in relief, on traditional blue and brown ground, signed H. Allen. 6 x 12.5 cm

Two Royal Doulton Titanian bowls, one decorated with a seagull flying over the waves, signed H. Allen, (tiny chip to rim), the other decorated with eggs in a nest on a tree branch, signed F. Henry (cracked). Diameters 13 cm and 10 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase, ovoid form with flared rim, hand painted decoration of a white swan with her baby reflected in the water on traditional blue ground, signed F. Henri. 9 cm x 16 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian vase, of spherical form, hand painted decoration of a swan with her baby, reflected in the water, signed F. Henry, on traditional blue ground. 12 x 10 cm

A Royal Doulton Titanian Ware ovoid vase, painted with a bird of paradise in lustre on a mottled smoky blue ground, printed marks and model number 7729, 21 cm high

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