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 set of four Doulton Lambeth stoneware beakers, late 19th century, by Hannah Barlow, each monogrammed Bfd and bases decorated with animal portraits, stamped Doulton Lambeth, monogrammed Hannah Barlow, 12.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton leaf patterned stoneware fruit bowl, circa 1910, impressed Royal Doulton England, serial X8531, 9.5 cm high, 26 cm diameter

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jug with incised donkey decoration, circa 1875, by Hannah Barlow and Mary Thomson, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1875, monogrammed Hannah Barlow and Mary Thomson, 18.5 cm high

A pair of Royal Doulton stoneware vases with incised horse decoration, early 20th century, by Hannah and Florence Barlow, stamped Royal Doulton England, monogrammed Hannah and Florence Barlow, 15 cm high

A Royal Doulton stoneware vase with incised sheep decoration, early 20th century, by Hannah and Florence Barlow, stamped Royal Doulton England, Eb, monogrammed Hannah and Florence Barlow, 38 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jug with incised horse decoration, by Florence Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1876, W, monogrammed Florence Barlow, 22 cm high

An important exhibition quality Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase decorated with cassowaries, late 19th century, by Florence Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth England, Fcp, monogrammed Florence Barlow, 72 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase, circa 1887, by Hannah and Florence Barlow, incised Doulton Lambeth 1887, monogrammed Florence and Hannah Barlow, 45 cm high

Doulton Lambeth stoneware bird vase, circa 1885, by Florence and Hannah Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth, 1885, monogrammed Florence and Hannah Barlow & Mary Thomson, 46 cm high

A Royal Doulton stoneware ewer, early 20th century, by Eliza Simmance, stamped Royal Doulton England, monogrammed Eliza Simmance, 24.5 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware tyg with sterling silver rim, late 19th century, by Louisa Edwards and Rosina Harris, impressed Doulton Lambeth, monogrammed Louisa Edwards and Rosina Harris, 15 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware urn with classical frieze, circa 1878, by Frank Butler, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1878, monogrammed Frank Butler, 30 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase with female portrait, circa 1883, by Edward Dunn and Mary Thomson, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1883, monogrammed Edward Dunn and Mary Thomsom, artwork signed lower centre D.E. 1883, 29 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase, circa 1888, by Eliza Simmance, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1888, monogrammed Eliza Simmance, 33 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware flamingo patterned vase, circa 1883, by Florence and Lucy Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1883, monogrammed Florence and Lucy Barlow, 29 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase incised with horses and cattle, late 19th century, by Hannah and Florence Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth England, monogrammed Hannah and Florence Barlow, 26.5 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase with incised horse decoration, circa 1886, by Hannah Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1886, C.L., monogrammed Hannah Barlow, 25 cm high

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

A large Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase by Frank Butler, circa 1900, incised artist monogram and impressed marks, 54 cm high

Two large and impressive Doulton Lambeth stoneware vases by Frank Butler 'Foliate' and 'Stylised Tulip & Geometric', circa 1890, each design on a midnight blue glaze ground, 40 and 37.5 cm high (2)

A large Doulton Lambeth stoneware 'Seaweed' vase lamp base by George Tinworth, circa 1880, of baluster form with beaded spiralling seaweed design, 36 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth silicon stoneware jug, painted with a copper luster to resemble metal. Rivets, seams, dents and were simulated to complete the illusion. Copper Ware was produced from the late 1880s until 1914., 17 x 15 cm

Royal Doulton motto stoneware jug with raised figures and grapevine decoration, 18.5 cm high

A fine pair of Doulton Lambeth Saltglazed stoneware vases, 1891 after, with mark of Frank Butler, the tall slender ovoid vases, tubelined, beaded and moriage decorated with bold scrolling vegetal forms in brown, cream, blue grey and olive green colours upo

A Royal Doulton Tabacco container, stoneware with blue glaze, patent numbered 194168, stamped to base X8343 11635, circa 1921-1923. Height 14 cm

Pair of Royal Doulton stoneware vases, circa 1900, signed E W ,marks to base, 33 cm high apprx

A large and rare Doulton & Watts stoneware Nelson flask, circa 1845, 42 cm high, modelled as a half-length figurehead of Nelson in uniform with all his orders and medals, the neck of the flask formed by the cockade, with a rope twist handle, the lower body

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardinière made for Ash & Sons, London circa 1880, 20.5 cm high

A large Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase by Hannah Barlow, circa 1890, incised artist monogram and impressed marks, 42 cm high

A large Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase by Frank Butler and Hannah Barlow, dated 1887, incised artists monograms and impressed marks, 47.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton Lambeth vase, Hannah Barlow (1851-1916) vase of buff-coloured stoneware covered with two white and sgraffito goat central panels decorations, painted in blue and white, Lambeth Art pottery, London, England, dated 1877. Marks and inscription

A Doulton Lambeth Slater's patent stoneware vase (AF), with a royal blue background and gilt and white enamelling. Appears to have part of neck removed. Height 27 cm

Four Victorian Doulton Lambeth stoneware jugs including 2 with sterling silver lids hallmarked London 1888 & 1893 (18 cm high tallest) and 2 others (1 with large chip)

A Royal Doulton Maori decorated salt glaze stoneware jug, ovoid form, the four stylised masks with encircling band above and stylised panels below all in relief in a deep olive green glaze, the body of mid-tan tone with fine salt glaze finish. Impressed ma

Pair of Doulton Lambeth stoneware vases c.1890 (one A/F)

A pair of Royal Doulton salt glazed stoneware vases, after 1922, with potter's marks for probably a Leslie Harradine, the baluster vases with trumpet necks and a mottled blue to amber glaze to the neck, collar and base enclosing a broad amber frieze wi

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