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 'Rustic England' charger, 39 cm diameter approx

A Royal Doulton 'Rustic England' bowl together with Royal Doulton Dickens wear 'Cap'n Cuttle'

A Royal Doulton 'Summertime Inns ' jug and plate and a 'Rustic England' plate

Royal Doulton rustic England bowls & plates cup and saucer (7 pieces)

Five Royal Doulton 'Rustic England' oatmeal bowls in bone china

Four Royal Doulton series ware bowls; Queen Elizabeth's visit to Ye Old Hall 1589, 27.5 cm wide (oval), Under the Greenwood Tree D6341 19 cm diameter (circular), Rustic England D6297 23 cm wide (rectangular) and Rustic England D5694 22 cm square

A pair of Royal Doulton Rustic England plates with oval scalloped edges. Length 29 cm.

Royal Doulton Rustic England bowl on stand and a similar bowl. Bowl: Diameter 24 cm Comport: Diameter 21 cm

A Royal Doulton Rustic England scalloped plate, teapot and jug. Teapot: Height 10 cm.

A pair of Royal Doulton Rustic England plates. Diameter 26 cm.

Royal Doulton rustic England Series Ware charger. 34 cm wide

Royal Doulton rural scenes rustic England coffee pot, a small vase, together with a bowl and rectangular plate. Jug: Height 19 cm

A Royal Doulton Rustic England sandwich dish and four coffee cans. Dish: Length 27 cm.

A square Royal Doulton Rustic England bowl, long plate and two other plates. Bowl: Width 23 cm.

A pair of Royal Doulton Rustic England scalloped bowls. Diameter 29 cm.

A Royal Doulton Rustic England vase of cylindrical form together with a Royal Doulton Rustic England Chair Mender scene plate. Vase: Height 23 cm Plate: Diameter 27 cm

Two Royal Doulton rustic England vases, one of cylindrical form the other bulbous form with flared neck.

A pair of Royal Doulton rustic England jugs each with black banding. Height 10 cm.

A Royal Doulton rustic England Series Ware large charger. Diameter 34 cm.

Royal Doulton octagonal pudding bowls (1937), comprising the following series, 'Rustic England', 'Country scene', 'English Cottages', 'Sir Roger de Coverley', each 21 cm and in superb condition. (4)

A Royal Doulton rose bowl in 'Rustic England' Series Ware pattern, together with three Royal Doulton Series Ware items 'Under the Greenwood tree' (4)