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 '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

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

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

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,

Doulton Lambeth stoneware 'Harvest' scene three piece tea set

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 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

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, part tea service comprising twelve tea cups, twelve saucers, twelve dessert plates, one milk jug and a bowl (38)

A Royal Doulton Art Deco tea set, in the Syron pattern, six trios, cream and sugar and a cake plate

A Royal Doulton Earls wood pattern dinner service. Twelve place setting, comprising dinner plates, entree plates, side plates, gravy boat on stand, oval vegetable terrine, teacups and saucers, soup terrines on stands, a coffee pot, a milk jug, and a teapot

A Royal Doulton Sherborne pattern dinner service. Pattern D5915, comprising eight dinner plates eight entree plates eight pudding bowls eight sweet bowl coffee pot jug and sugar bowl with various teacups and saucers and demitasse.

A Royal Doulton Art Deco tea set, 'Eros' pattern, green tinted blossom decorates the angular handled cups, saucers and square plates eight place setting complete with milk, sugar and cake plate

Two Royal Doulton hand painted demitasse cups and saucers, one with a scene of Ross Castle, signed J.H. Plant, the other of Aberfoyle and Dover Castle, signed C. Hart

A Royal Doulton 'Carlyle' dinner and tea service for eight, introduced in 1972, gold blue and teal banded design upon a white background comprising 52 pieces: a tureen, tea pot, creamer, covered sugar bowl, and eight cups, saucers, small plates, wide soup

A Doulton Burslem chocolate cup & cover, creamer & sugar fitted on a shaped tray together with, two 19th/20th century porcelain tea warmers, comprising of two stands with spirit containers, two containers to hold 1 lidded teacup with deep base and two lidd

Royal Doulton Wattle pattern coffee set numbered H.B 9926 N92, consisting of slops bowl, creamer and six trios, one cup with hairline crack. Height of jug - 11.5 cm.

A pair of Royal Doulton 'Maori Art' cups, saucers and plates, one cup with two hairline cracks

A pair of Royal Doulton 'Maori Art' cups, saucers and plates as above

A pair of Royal Doulton 'Maori Art' cups, saucers and plates, the cups of wide can form, decorated in a Maori rafter pattern, also adapted by Hamilton from traditional Maori kowhaiwhai designs and with gilt highlights, designed in 1907

Royal Doulton 'St. James' dinner and tea set for 6 except 5 only soup bowls and egg cups

An uncommon Royal Doulton 'Kiwi' tea set comprising teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl each with an encircling band decorated with multiple kiwis on a simulated crackle ground, each piece with Bates & Co., Dunedin Exhibition 1925-26 stamp under the base

28 piece Royal Doulton 'Roses' tea set. Settings for 8 plus milk jug, sugar bowl, cake plate, etc.

Royal Doulton 'Orchid' seventy five piece dinner service D5215, consisting of coffee pot, tea pot, lidded tureen, sugar bowl, milk jug, gravy jug, six tea cups and saucers, six coffee cups and saucers, six side plates, six entree plates, six main plates, s

Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle' tea & coffee set consisting of coffee pot, tea pot, three sugar bowls of varying sizes, three milk jugs of varying sizes, eight tea cups and saucers, eight coffee cups and saucers, six square side plates, round side plate & a

A Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware tea pot with three teacup and saucers. Pot: Height 16 cm. Diameter 18 cm

Royal Doulton coffee set for six, in original box with apostle spoons

A Royal Doulton 'English Rose' dinner service comprising; a tureen and cover, eight, desert & soup bowls, starter plates, seven dinner plates, eleven bread plates, coffee pot, three jugs, a tray and spoon rest four coffee cups matched with four Royal Doult

Royal Doulton 'Clarendon' dinner setting for six persons consisting of six main plates, six entree plates, a pair of graduated serving platters, six bowls, six side plates, six soup coupes and saucers and six coffee cans and saucers