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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A fine Royal Doulton bone china vase, painted by Percy Curnock, cylindrical shape, hand painted with poppies on a lavender ground, raised gilded detailing at the rim, signed and with printed factory mark. Height 25 cm

A Royal Doulton vase by Percy Curnock, circa 1910, of high shouldered slightly cushion shaped baluster form with shaped gilt bracket handles, a gilt rim and mouth and upon a small spreading foot, with a fine all over scene of a young countrywoman feeding c

Two Royal Doulton vases, painted by Percy Curnock, circa 1910 one two handled pink ground vase with panels of roses, the other with bees and poppies both, signed and printed marks (some damage) (2) 34 cm high; 29 cm high

A Royal Doulton Titanian two-handled vase painted by Percy Curnock, with red waratahs, and a transverse blue ground, printed marks and model number 1354, 17 cm high

A Royal Doulton handled vase painted by Percy Curnock.1900-1910. Baluster form with a flared mouth above the small neck and pair of pierced scroll handles at the shoulder, one side painted with roses and other flowers within a raised gilt foliate cartouche

A large Royal Doulton vase by Percy Curnock, of flared cylindrical form painted with red poppies and bumblebees within gilt borders signed P. Curnock, printed and painted factory marks. Height 48 cm

A Royal Doulton vase painted Percy Curnock of globular form with flared neck and gilt moulded handles painted with blossom, signed Percy Curnock. Height 25 cm

Royal Doulton hand painted cabinet plate 'Mallards' signed C. Percy

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