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 one hundred and Forty two piece Royal Doulton dinner service, 1984-1998, production period, in 'Heather' pattern H 5089, Albion shape, a near complete setting for twenty four places in cream with gold trims, comprising twenty three cups and twent

Royal Doulton 'English Rose' part dinner service, comprising of 4 mains, 3 entrees, 4 bowls, 2 sweet bowls, 2 soup bowls and 4 saucers, 4 teacups and 6 saucers

Royal Doulton series ware coffee set, in the Cotswold Shepherd pattern, coffee set for 6

Royal Doulton Pansy pattern teaware of teapot, milk & cream jugs, sugar basin, two teacup and saucers, side plate and dish

Royal Doulton 'Reynard the Fox' demitasse coffee set comprising a coffee pot creamer,sugar bowl, & four cups & saucers. Decorated with the fox in different poses, & the handles formed as hunting whips. Numbered 'H4927'. Conditio

27 piece Royal Doulton tea set. #V1309, red blossom decoration, including 6 trios, sugar bowl, milk jug, two jam dishes, two cake plates, & three additional side plates.

A forty piece Royal Doulton dinner service, 1976-1997 production period, in ‘Gold Concord' pattern H 5049, a setting for six people, comprising dinner, entree and side plates, soup coupes, cups and associated saucers, plus four extra saucers, one

Royal Doulton 'Sovereign' dinner setting comprising twelve main plates, twelve bread plates, twelve side plates, eleven dessert bowls, eleven saucers, six teacups, an oval dish. Condition fair, one side plate crazed, paint wear to the saucers, two

A Royal Doulton coffee set for six, each piece signed by C. Hart and painted with landscapes of various British castles.

An extensive Royal Doulton 'Sonnet' dinner set for eight (64), eight each dinner, entree, side plates, cups and saucers, cereal and dessert bowls, a gravy boat and stand, creamer, two serving platters, two lidded tureens and one vegetable dish.

Royal Doulton 'Old Colony' dinner & tea setting comprising twelve main plates, twelve entree plates, twelve side plates, twelve cup saucer plate sets with an extra plate, twelve coffee cups & saucers with two larger coffee cups & saucer

Royal Doulton 'Minuet' dinner setting & tea for ten persons comprising ten main plates, ten side plates, ten dessert bowls, ten cups saucers plate sets & an oval platter. Condition, good to fair, small chip to one teacup

An Eighty nine piece Royal Doulton 'Arcadia' service. Production period 1938-1959, pattern H 4802. Aservice for eight, comprising: plates of four sizes, soup bowls, sweet bowls, soup coupes, nine cups, seventeen saucers, teapot, coffee pot, milk ju

Royal Doulton Bunnykins ceramics by Barbara Vernon (8), comprising five bowls, one plate, two cups and saucers

Part Royal Doulton 'Albany' dinner set comprising of 7 dinner plates, 4 entree plates, 8 bowls, 7 cups, 8 saucers, 8 side plates

A blue Studioware Royal Doulton demitasse set, with six cups and saucers and one pot

Large part Royal Doulton dinner set, pattern: Platinum Concord, comprising of 12 dinner and entree plates, 12 soup and dessert bowls, 11 side plates, 12 coffee cups and saucers, 5 tea cups and saucers, coffee pot, 2 sugar and creamers, a cake plate, lidded

Rare Royal Doulton Souter coffee can and two saucers, cup 'Better Alone than in bad company'

Part Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle'dinner/tea set comprising of 6 dinner plates, 5 entree plates 10 cups, 14 saucers, 12 side plates,a cake plate, sugar and creamer, each piece signed P Curnock

A fifty eight piece Royal Doulton dinner service. 1968 to 2008 production period, 'Royal gold' pattern H 4980, in soft white with an anthemion patterned gold border, a setting for eight comprising dinner, entree, side plates, soup or dessert bowls,

Royal Doulton ‘;Iris' tea & coffee set for six persons comprising six cu, saucer plate sets, six coffee cups & saucers, a cake plate, creamer, milk jug, sugar bowl & slops bowl. Condition good to fair, some staining, hairline to the ba

Doulton Lambeth stoneware 'Harvest' scene three piece tea set

Royal Doulton flambe coffee service. Royal Doulton flambe coffee service in original silk line fitted box. Condition fair to poor, cracks to two cups, some wear. Dimensions of box 43 x 26 x 14 cm

Six antique Doulton Burslem hand-painted cups and saucers

39 piece Doulton Burslem tea set. Floral & leaf decoration. 12 each cups, saucers & plates; sugar bowl, cream jug & cake plate, GW1039. C.1900.

A Royal Doulton Dickens Ware teaset, oblong form teapot with cream and sugar, four trios and a cake plate. (Some faults)

A Royal Doulton 'Dickens Ware' teapot, and six cups, saucers & plates. (7)

Six Royal Doulton 'Dickens Ware' cups and saucers. (6)

A Sixty one piece Royal Doulton dinner service 'Rondelay' pattern H 5004 a setting for eight in white with a floral green band, comprising soup bowls, dinner, entree and side plates, cups and associated saucers, sweet or cereal bowls, a lidded tureen, crea

Royal Doulton 'Zunday Zmocks' coffee set comprising a coffee pot, sugar bowl, creamer & six coffee cups & saucers, marked 'D5620 Regd Australia 1634' height of coffee pot 23.5 cm

A one hundred and fourteen piece Royal Doulton dinner service for twelve, in 'Royal gold', pattern H4980, production period 1965-2008, comprising: dinner, entree, bread and butter, soup plates, fruit saucers, coffee cups and saucers, tea cups and saucers f

A Royal Doulton 'Pansy' pattern tea set, comprising a teapot, cream and sugar

A Royal Doulton 24pcs Pansy part tea set c.1920's. The set comprises of: teapot and pot stand, 6 cups, 7 round saucers, 4 square saucers, milk jug, sugar bowl, square cake plate and rectangular cake plate. Height 11.5 cm

Seven Royal Doulton 'Maori Art' tea ware pieces, includes two cups, hairline cracks, three saucers, one with chip and two plates.

A Royal Doulton 'Princeton' dinner service, including; bread plates, entree plates, dinner plates, tea cups and saucers, creamer jug and a gravy boat 51 pieces total

Three piece Royal Doulton stoneware tea set, late 19th century, with sterling silver mounts incised and hand painted with a design of monkeys in scrolling vines, the teapot lid spout faulted

Royal Doulton 'Castle Ware' part tea, coffee service with water jug, chocolate pot and sandwich set

Royal Doulton 'The Jackdaw of Rheims' tea for two set, includes cups, saucers, plate, sugar bowl & teapot (7)

A Royal Doulton Rochelle pattern dinner service for twelve including; 11 dinner plates, 12 fish plates, 11 soup bowls, 12 side plates, 11 tea cups, 7 saucers, one large serving platter, one medium serving platter, one medium serving bowl, marked 'Rochelle