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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Two Royal Doulton Series Ware chargers, circa 1940s Patterns D5623 and D5686. 'Pembroke Castle' and 'Under the Greenwood tree' depicting a scene from the tales of Robin hood, both transfer designs in autumnal colours with oak leaf and acorn

A Royal Doulton Series Ware Sandwich tray and two vases, circa 1912 tray, pattern D3596; 1939, vases, pattern D6094, the large sandwich tray depicting 'Wolsey' from the Shakespeare series in an ecclesiastical setting; and an identical pair of small

A Royal Doulton series-Ware charger, 'Under the Greenwood Tree'. Diameter 34 cm

A Royal Doulton Series Ware bowl 'Robin hood, under the Greenwood tree'

Royal Doulton porcelain teapot 'Under The Greenwood Tree. Robin Hood, Little John & Jovial Friar Tuck'. 13 cm

Royal Doulton jar 'Under The Greenwood Tree. Robin Hood's Fight With Friar Tuck'. 13.5 cm

Royal Doulton under the Greenwood tree cabinet plate and Rosalind cabinet plate

Royal Doulton 'Under the Greenwood Tree' lidded jar.

Royal Doulton Robin Hood series tea pot titled (Under the Greenwood Tree) Reg no D6094, 23 cm high

A Royal Doulton 'Under the Greenwood Tree Lidded Teapot', tanned coloured decoration of Robin Hood, etc., oval form, D3751, shape #30

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

Royal Doulton Robin hood, 'Under the Greenwood Tree' dish

Royal Doulton Series Ware Under the Greenwood Tree oval shallow bowl

Royal Doulton Series Ware oval shallow bowl Under the Greenwood Tree

A Royal Doulton 'Under the Greenwood Tree' Series Ware jug and plate, Marion with Robin. Jug height 10 cm. Plate diameter 26 cm.

A Royal Doulton 'Under the Greenwood Tree' Series plate and bowl. Diameter (bowl) 23.5 cm. Diameter (plate) 26 cm

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

A Royal Doulton mug, from the 'Under the Greenwood Tree' Series, depicting Friar Tuck and Robin hood, bearing the inscription 'The Jovial Friar joins Robin hood' inscribed to base 'De808//N', 14 cm high, together with a Knowles china Norman Rockwell commem

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