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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Harry Nixon for Royal Doulton, flambe vase, mottled yellow and red glazes, signed 'HN', with printed Royal Doulton Flambe mark, height 16.7 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Royal Doulton, 'Chang' Basin, c. 1930, 'naturalistically designed as a lily pond, embellished with leaves and flowers, in rich green, yellow, red and white glazes, signed in black 'Chang Royal Doulton, Noke, HN, height 13.5

A rare Royal Doulton Chang chalice form vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, c.1925-30, tapered base with flared open mouth, the interior and exterior with heavy lava-like glaze in rich tones of red, ochre, tan and ivory, a band of stylised repeating scr

A very unusual and rare Royal Doulton experimental flambe vase, the tapering conical shaped vase (Shape #770) c.1913 probably the work of Harry Nixon, decorated in a vibrant range of bright enamels including burnt orange, lime green, bright yellow and coba

A rare Royal Doulton 'Chinese Jade' figure group, designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, c.1930, the figure of a woman in hooded robe seated with a small child beside her in front of a fire, the fire highlighted with gilt detail. Script mark, Noke's sig

A Royal Doulton hand-painted small cabinet urn, painted by Harry Nixon (act. 1900 - 1950), decorated with a rural landscape with horses and a man ploughing, painted in emerald green, highlighted with gilding, of tall campana shape with two elongated handle

A Royal Doulton 'Sung' flambe ovoid vase, designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon circa 1925, painted with fruit flowers and berries, artists mono grams, Sung and factory marks 20 cm high

A Royal Doulton 'Chinese Jade' vase signed Noke, circa 1920-1940, of a simulated organic form resembling fruit and leaves, with intermittent green glaze on a white glazed ground, green Royal Doulton factory stamp to base, further hand painted Noke signatur

A Royal Doulton 'Chinese Jade' oval dish, designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1930, modelled in rich green and white glaze, artist's mono grams, Chinese Jade and factory mark, 12 cm wide

Chang Wares a Royal Doulton 'Chang' bowl designed by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1925, with waved rim, mutton fat crusting around the shoulder revealing tones of red and green, yellow to the interior, artist's mono grams, Chang and factory marks, 1

A Royal Doulton 'Chang' triple gourd vase, designed by Charles Noke, Fred Allen and Harry Nixon, circa 1925, with mutton fat crusting revealing tones of red, green and yellow and painted with pendant seeds and vines, artists' mono grams, Chang and factory

Chang Wares a Royal Doulton 'Chang' vase designed by Charles Noke, Fred Allen and Harry Nixon, circa 1925, the waisted body with thick mutton fat crusting around the collar, revealing tones of red and yellow and painted with scrolls, artist's mono grams, C

A Royal Doulton Chang Ware bowl, circa 1930, signed Charles Noke, the deep bowl decorated in an all over glaze of mottled cream, red and blue with a faux crackle finish, factory mark, signed Noke and monogram for Harry Nixon all to base, 23.5 cm diameter

A Royal Doulton flambe vase by Harry Nixon. Ovoid shape, decorated with kingfishers perched and in flight on and above fruiting branches and reeds outlined in gilt, the background graduating from a dark tomato red at the rim, through mottled shades to a ye

Royal Doulton Chang vase, signed Harry Nixon and Charles Noke C1920's. Height 25 cm

A large Royal Doulton veined Sung vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, dated 1947, of baluster form, decorated in flambe with branches of prunus blossom with blue and brown striations, black artist's mono grams, title and factory mark to base. Height 32

A Royal Doulton Chang waisted vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1925-30s, in a buff toned crackled glaze, with splashes of red, yellow and brown to inner lip and interior, painted mark and signatures. Height 14 cm

A good Royal Doulton Chang vase, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, circa 1925-30s, of ovoid form with everted lip, richly glazed in mottled greens, blue and buff on a rich sang de boeuf ground, painted marks. Height 35 cm

A Royal Doulton Chang chalice form vase, by Charles Noke, Harry Nixon and F. Allen, circa 1925-30s, with tapered foot, the interior and exterior richly glazed in a thick lava-like glaze in tones of buff red, ochre and blue on mottled red ground, the foot d

A Royal Doulton vase, painted by Harry Nixon, with delphiniums and bee, raised on a spreading foot, damage to foot, green mark, 25 cm high

A Royal Doulton vase, painted by Harry Nixon, of elongated ovoid form, with cascading lilac and bees in soft pink mauve and apple green glaze, paper label to base, signed. Height 22.5 cm

A Royal Doulton vase, by Harry Nixon, of tapered ovoid form, painted with thistles and butterflies on a soft pink and green ground, raised on scrolled ovoid foot, green mark. Height 28 cm

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