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 Art Nouveau stoneware vase by Eliza Simmance, c.1890 Doulton mark impressed to base, incised 'SE' 'Hk' '532' 24 cm high

Art Nouveau Royal Doulton stoneware vase 25.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton Stoneware vase with relief decoration, impressed marks to base.

Doulton Lambeth stoneware 'Harvest' scene three piece tea set

Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase decorated with flowers, impressed Doulton Lambeth mark to base. Height 12.5 cm

A large pair of Royal Doulton stoneware seated griffins, 1920s, impressed crowned lion mark. 41 cm high (2)

A Royal Doulton stoneware 'Kia Ora' large jardiniere, decorated in tiki masks, spiral motifs and 'Kia Ora' plaques, in a pale mottled blue band, the lower section of the body decorated in darker blue, diameter 21 cm and height 16.5 cm

Rowing: Royal Doulton Lambeth Stoneware 3-handled Loving Cup/ Tyg, 1882, with applied decoration of rowing, oars and rowers. Sterling silver rim

19th century Royal Doulton Stoneware jardiniere with leaves and berries measures 18cm high, 20 cm wide

Doulton Burslem stoneware sporting jug Soccer / Athletics designed John Broad, sterling silver rim, Hallmarked London 1882

Doulton Lambeth, Improved bread pan, stoneware storage jar with pierced metal cover, stamped 'Doulton Lambeth', height 23 cm diameter 30 cm. Provenance: the Estate of Julie Biber

A pair of Royal Doulton stoneware bottle vases, tubelined Art Nouveau decoration to the body in grey and caramel on a cobalt blue ground, the base and neck in a burnt caramel brown. Doulton Lambeth mark impressed to base. 10 cm x 26 cm

A Royal Doulton stoneware soap dish, blue and green tones decorated with a cicada in flight to the rim. 14 cm x 10 cm

A pair of Doulton stoneware miniature urns, trickle glaze green base with blue moulding in relief, handle to each shoulder, impressed Doulton mark to base and script RB initials. Height 14 cm

An impressive large Royal Doulton stoneware vase, inverted baluster form on a round spreading foot, with trumpet form rim decorated to the shoulders with four panels of Nouveau type florals and leaves in greens, blues and caramels, matching motifs to rim o

Pair of Doulton Lambeth glazed stoneware vases, decorated with stylised flowers and leaves. Impressed marks Doulton Lambeth England, artist mark LB, model 340. Approx 24 cm high (2)

A large Doulton Lambeth stoneware tub with lug handles, impressed mark. Height 21 cm. Length 58 cm

Royal Doulton glazed stoneware vase, decorated with flowers, leaves and scrolls, impressed factory marks, artist BW in script, approx high 36 cm

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware Saltglazed water jug, 1880, designed by George Tinworth, Doulton artist 1866-1913 period of tall tankard style, in a rich turquoise green upon a mottled amber ground with an incised and jewelled foliate and floral design through

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware tobacco jar and loving cup, 1897 Chester, jar, with maker's marks for Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) shepherd, and, 1903 London, loving cup, with maker's mark for Franz Schiebner, the silver rimme

Royal Doulton stoneware Eliza Simmons vase, with impressed artist's and factory marks to base, circa 1925, 29 cm high approx

Pair Royal Doulton cylindrical stoneware vase, approx 19 cm high

A pair of Royal Doulton stoneware Art Deco vases, tapered form with swollen necks, tubeline panelled stylised floral decoration in blue, green and tan tones. Impressed and incised marks to base including those of the artist 'BM'. Height 17 cm

Early Royal Doulton Stoneware jardiniere 23 cm wide, 19.5 cm height approx., together with a Royal Doulton Dewars whisky jug (hairline crack to top rim)

A Royal Doulton stoneware vase by Ethel Beard, circa 1920, 19 cm high

Doulton Lambeth stoneware Sarum kettle for Watson, approx 23 cm high

Royal Doulton. Stoneware jug, with relief Maori motif decorations in green. Height 12 cm. Diameter 11 cm

Doulton Lambeth pair of stoneware vases by Emily J Partington stamped 'Doulton Lambeth England' and signed 'Ejp' to base. Height 29 cm

Royal Doulton stoneware vase, with impressed mark to base, 31.5 cm high approx

Three piece Royal Doulton stoneware tea set, late 19th century, with sterling silver mounts incised and hand painted with a design of monkeys in scrolling vines, the teapot lid spout faulted

A Royal Doulton stoneware flask, baluster form with saying 'Remember Me When This You See Though Many Miles We Distant Be', green glazed top and stopper. Height 25 cm

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware ale jug, the swollen walls decorated with figures of cavalier in low relief and with further moulded decoration to the neck. Height 17.5 cm