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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Royal Doulton Ploughing the Fields bowl with, the Gleners plate and Autumn Glory sugar basin (3)

Two Royal Doulton bowls Olde Charly ashtray and character jug and an autumn glory jug

Royal Doulton series WRE Autumn Glory bowl and matching square plate

A Royal Doulton Series Ware Autumn Glory serving bowl, together with a Autumn Glory vase. Vase height 70 cm. Bowl diameter 21 cm

Royal Doulton Series Ware 'Autumn Glory' serving bowl and bowl. Serving Bowl diameter 21 cm. Bowl diameter 19.75 cm

A Royal Doulton Series Ware 'Autumn Glory' vase, 14 cm high together with a plate, 26 cm wide.

A Royal Doulton Autumn Glory jug and plate. Jug: Height 10 cm Plate: Diameter 27 cm

A Royal Doulton Autumn Glory coffee pot and scalloped bowl. Jug: Height 18 cm Bowl: Diameter 30 cm.

A collection of Royal Doulton 'Autumn Glory' & 'Cottage Ware' Ceramics comprising, Autumn Glory water jug and sugar bowl, cottage Ware plate and sugar bowl and a hand painted vase with game keeper scene (5)

A Royal Doulton ‘Autumn Glory’ coffee service, circa 1930, comprising six coffee cups and saucers, a milk jug, sugar bowl and a coffee pot. notes crack to sugar bowl. Height 10 cm. Diameter 10 cm. Height 10 cm. Height 23 cm

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