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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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

Royal Doulton 'Carnival' dinner and coffee wares consisting of two coffee pots, a lidded tureen, two slop bowls, three bowls, a sandwich tray, six plates, eleven coffee cups and saucers, sugar, creamer, a small jug and nine egg cups

Royal Doulton Art Deco 'De Luxe' tea service for six, comprising cups, saucers and plates, sugar, creamer and cake plate (21)

A Royal Doulton dinner service, circa 1970, consisting eight side plates, bread plates, dinner plates, cups and saucers, soup bowls and one large platter, decorated in the 'English Renaissance' pattern of scrolling gold vines on a sea foam green border. To

A Royal Doulton 21-piece Art Deco Syren patterned teaset (two cups chipped)

Royal Doulton Orchid pattern sixty six piece dinner pattern number D5215, comprising of coffee pot, teapot, lidded tureen, sauce boat, sugar bowl, creamer, sandwich tray, 6 sandwich plates, pair of graduated platters, 6 mains plates, 6 entree plates, 6 sid

Royal Doulton 'Pan' pattern tete-a-tete marked D4784, consisting of a teapot, sandwich tray and a pair of cup, saucer, plate sets (teapot height-15 cm

A Royal Doulton 'Grantham' dinner set, circa 1934 - 1964, the sixty piece set includes a coffee pot, demitasse and teacups, matching saucers, creamer, sugar bowl, consomme bowls and matching saucers, covered tureen, gravy jug and saucer, dinner, entree and

Royal Doulton 'Orchid' seventy eight piece dinner and tea set

Royal Doulton 69 piece 'Orchid' pattern part service including vegetable tureen, tea pot, cups & saucers, creamer, sugar bowl etc. circa 1930's

A Royal Doulton Stoneware tea service comprising a teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug each with cartouche of Lord Nelson. Height 10 cm. Diameter 15 cm

Extensive Royal Doulton dinner service 'De Lamerie' including tea pot, coffee pot, serving plates, tureen, soup coupes, cups, saucers, plates etc 91 pieces approx.

Royal Doulton Coaching Days pattern comprising 13 pieces including large jug, sugar and creamer, four cups and saucers and extra saucers

A Royal Doulton porcelain Maori Art red and black pattern cup with two saucers and plates, circa 1925. Note: small chip on cup

Royal Doulton 'Orchid' Pattern (D5125) 58 piece dinner setting consisting of 6 of each dinner, entree, cereal bowls, sweet bowls & egg cups, 5 cups and saucers. Milk jug, sugar bowl, platter, lidded tureen, gravy jug and serving plate