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 Royal Doulton commemorative loving cup depicting Edward VIII 1911-1936, the reverse inscribed 'God Save The King', limited edition 155 of 2000, designed by Charles Noke with original certificate. 16 cm high

Large Royal Doulton King George V & Queen Mary commemorative loving cup no. 202 of 1000 designed by Noke & Fenton

All Black Team' Royal Doulton 1906-30: Miniature double-handled loving cup, 'The All Black Team' crest to reverse, front shows 'Next Man In' boy sitting on his bat. Excellent condition

A Royal Doulton 'The Coronation Loving Cup' King Edward VIII, limited edition 155/2000 designed by Charles Noke with original certificate. 16 cm high

Rowing: Royal Doulton Lambeth Stoneware 3-handled Loving Cup/ Tyg, 1882, with applied decoration of rowing, oars and rowers. Sterling silver rim

A Royal Doulton 'Loving Cup', 'The John Peel', decorated in relief, the handles in the form of foxes' masks and crops. Limited edition No. 380/500, with certificate. Diameter 14 cm, height 24 cm

A rare Royal Doulton limited edition commemorative 'Captain Cook' loving cup by Charles J. Noke #265/350, with certificate signed by Charles J. Noke 24.5 cm high

Royal Doulton commemorative loving cup to Celebrate the completion of 25 years of reign of their gracious Majesties King George V & Queen Mary, one side depicting knight on horseback, the other with cameo of the Royal couple, 868/1000, height 26 cm

A 1930s Royal Doulton limited edition 'The Wandering Minstrel', twin handled loving cup, designed by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton, introduced 1934, with printed and impressed factory marks to base, edition 70/600. 14 cm high

Royal Doulton the Lord Nelson loving cup. Certificate available #132/600. Height 26 cm

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Australia Bicentenary' loving cup. #169/350. Original certificate available. In presentation box. Height 16 cm

Royal Doulton George V and Queen Mary silver Jubilee loving cup 1935. Base inscribed No. 2 of 600, although 1000 were issued. Certificate available signed by Charles J. Noke that this is No. 2 of 1000. Height 26 cm

Royal Doulton loving cup, 'Three Musketeers', the great Romance of Louis XIII's Reign, limited edition 422/600, by Noke and Fenton, approx 26 cm

A Royal Doulton Robin hood two-handled loving cup. Height 22 cm, printed marks, with original certificate signed in ink by Charles Noke to certify that the production of this loving cup is No. 205 of an edition limited to 60 cm.

Royal Doulton loving cup 'Wandering Minstrel' by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton, issued 1934, 271/600, stamped Royal Doulton. Height 14 cm

A Royal Doulton black basalt 'Loving cup' Captain Cook Series, limited edition, in original presentation box

A Royal Doulton two handled loving cup 'King George v & Queen Mary'

The rare first edition Royal Doulton Captain Cook commemorative loving cup, by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton, moulded with a scene showing Captain James Cook landing at Botany Bay in 1770, number 1 in a limited edition of 350, together with certificate. He

A Royal Doulton loving cup, to celebrate the silver jubilee of his majesty King George V and her majesty Queen Mary, edition 7 of 1000, together with certificate. Height 26 cm

A Royal Doulton 'The Lord Nelson loving cup', by Charles Noke and Charles Fenton, edition 132 of 600, together with certificate. Height 26 cm

A Royal Doulton 'The apothecary' loving cup, by Charles Noke and Charles Fenton, 130 of 600, lacking certificate, 15 cm high

A Royal Doulton 'Three Musketeers' loving cup, by Noke, edition 61 of 600, lacking certificate. Height 25.5 cm

Royal Doulton Captain Cook loving cup (266 of 350) with scenes of the great explorer striking new lands for King and Country, twin handles naturalistically modelled as trees in bloom, one draped in the Union Jack the other in the British Naval Ensign, and

Large Royal Doulton loving cup waisted cylindrical form continuously painted with river landscape signed J. Hancock 29 cm height. Note: Illustration below of reverse of vase

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