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 Kings Ware change tray, depicting a man who's face changes over 4 different images, ' For thy sake Tobacco I would do anything - but die ', 17.2 cm wide

Royal Doulton 'Nelsen' Kingsware Dewar's whiskey decanter with original stopper

Doulton Kingsware whisky flask, Nelson, with original stopper and tartan ribbon.

Doulton Kingsware whisky flask, Mr Micawber, paper label on back for Dickens Whisky

Doulton Kingsware whisky flask, His Majesty, 'Here's to the health unto his majesty'

A Royal Doulton Kingsware golfing flask, four golfers to the front, one to the reverse, traditional dark brown & green dominant. Height 20 cm

A Royal Doulton Kingsware golfing pattern tall jug, swollen form, the front with a golfer addressing the ball and his caddy, five smaller golfing figures to the reverse, traditional dark brown dominant tone. Height 22.5 cm

Large Royal Doulton Kingsware vase, with two handles, signed Noke, 27 cm high approx.

Royal Doulton Kingsware Dewars scotch whiskey flask, measures 20 cm high

Royal Doulton Kingsware Memories jug, measures 12.5 cm high

Royal Doulton Kingsware Nelson Dewars whiskey flask with stopper, measures 23.5 cm high

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'Nelson.' with stopper. Height 23 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'Here's Health Unto His Majesty.' with stopper. Height 28 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'Captain Phillip 1788-1938.' with stopper. Height 23 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. Crown shape. Original tartan ribbon attached. Stopper missing. Height 16 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'The Macnab.' with stopper. Height 25 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware, 'The Watchman ' with modelled head, tall flask, transfer of the watchman on the body, approx 26.5 cm

Two antique Royal Doulton Kingsware Dewar's jugs 'Oyez Oyez' 25.5 cm high and 'Sporting Squire' 15.5 cm high

Doulton Kingsware Bonnie Price Charlie flask for Dewars Imperial Whisky. With original stopper. Height approx 20.3 cm. Issued 1910-1914

Royal Doulton Kingsware 'Royles Patent' self pouring teapot (A/F)

A Royal Doulton Kingsware jug, circa 1920s, tankard shaped with small spout depicting the 'Night Watchman' carrying a lantern, the inscription 'Enough's as good as a feast' to the reverse, marks underside. Height 15.5 cm

A Royal Doulton Kingsware Whisky jug, circa 1920s, a Dewar's Whisky jug with original stopper, featuring 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', original label to body and marks underside. Height 20 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware Dewars Whisky flask 'The Scotsman' and 'Flagstaff' stamped Royal Doulton (2). Height 23 cm height 21 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware advertising whisky jug for Dewars

A large Royal Doulton Kingsware golfing jug of baluster shape. Height 23 cm

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'Sporting Squire.' Dewar's Whisky stopper included; and stamped to base. Height 23 cm (including Stopper)

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'Tony Weller - Beware of the Vidders.' Reg# 603746. Dewar's Whisky stopper included; and stamped to base. Height 23 cm (including stopper)

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