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 Burslem handpainted jug, with floral decoration and character head to the spout, small chips, 16 cm high

Large Royal Doulton 'The Dickens jug' no. 751 of 1,000 by Charles Noke with original certificate

Royal Doulton 'Treasure Island Jug' designed by Charles Noke, limited edition 215/600 with original certificate. 20 cm

A Victorian Doulton Burslem 'Shirley Poppies' porcelain wash jug & bowl. Jug 27 cm high

Royal Doulton Lambeth jug with applied NZ Tiki motives 1905-23, Lion & Crown backstamp, 8 cm tall.

Early 19th century copper lustre vase together with a Royal Doulton Lambeth jug (as inspected)

19th century Doulton Lambeth silver mounted motto jug, 'Bread at pleasure, Drink by measure', hallmarks London 1888

A Royal Doulton Kingsware golfing pattern tall jug, swollen form, the front with a golfer addressing the ball and his caddy, five smaller golfing figures to the reverse, traditional dark brown dominant tone. Height 22.5 cm

Doulton Silicon Leatherware ''Blackjack Jug 1' Sterling silver rim, hallmarked London 1890

Doulton Burslem stoneware sporting jug Soccer / Athletics designed John Broad, sterling silver rim, Hallmarked London 1882

Royal Doulton Kingsware Memories jug, measures 12.5 cm high

Doulton Burslem blue & white porcelain jug with gilt decoration. 24 cm

Antique Doulton Lambeth Egyptian revival jug, along with an antique jasperware armorial jug for Guildford. Approx 18 cm high and shorter (2)

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware Saltglazed water jug, 1880, designed by George Tinworth, Doulton artist 1866-1913 period of tall tankard style, in a rich turquoise green upon a mottled amber ground with an incised and jewelled foliate and floral design through

A pair of Lambeth Doulton ewers with foliate and gilded decoration

Large Doulton Burslem jug Nankin design, circa 1891-1902, 29.5 cm high

Early Royal Doulton Stoneware jardiniere 23 cm wide, 19.5 cm height approx., together with a Royal Doulton Dewars whisky jug (hairline crack to top rim)

Antique Doulton Burslem jug decorated in blue & white depicting sailing ships, approx 20 cm high

Royal Doulton Titanian jug along with an Isaac Walton ware jug, approx 18 cm high and shorter (2)

Royal Doulton. Stoneware jug, with relief Maori motif decorations in green. Height 12 cm. Diameter 11 cm

Doulton Lambeth and silver mounted wine jug and two matching beakers. Maker George Tinworth. 25 cm high.

A Doulton and Slaters (Lambeth) water jug, with floral decoration in turquoise and white 17.5 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth wine jug, with Bacchanalian frieze and silver rim. Height 20.5 cm

A large Doulton Burslem jug, decorated in underglaze blue with peonies and butterfly on a sponged gilt ground. Height 16.5 cm

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware ale jug, the swollen walls decorated with figures of cavalier in low relief and with further moulded decoration to the neck. Height 17.5 cm

Two antique Royal Doulton Kingsware Dewar's jugs 'Oyez Oyez' 25.5 cm high and 'Sporting Squire' 15.5 cm high

Doulton Burslem wash bowl and jug on metal stand, decorated with and gilt flowers and leaves. Jug 37 cm high, 38 cm wide.

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware ewer with silver-plated mount. Height 26 cm. (restored)

A pair of Royal Doulton glazed stoneware ewers, by Eliza Simmance, c1880 for the Art Union of London, decorated with pink flowers on a green, blue and brown ground, inscribed initials, assistant initials for Florrie Jones and Harriette Knight, no 939, impr

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jug, circa 1890, maker's mark electroplate for Emily Partington, of ovoid form upon a circular foot with a narrow flared mottle glazed neck and a strap handle, the body with applied floral and medallion motifs in a muted palette

A Royal Doulton jug, decorated in the golfing pattern based on the cartoons by Charles Crombie. 15 x 14 cm

A Doulton covered jug and pair of beakers, decorated with applied raised cameos of neo-classical figures and japonais style panels, the bodies of each piece of simulating ivory, the jug of 'tusk' shape, raised sprig borders encircle the rims of the beakers

A Doulton Burslem ewer vase, with loop handle, gilded to the handle and rim. Repair to neck and handle. Height 210. Along with an ovoid two handled vase painted by Charles Hart (act.1880 - 1927), decorated with flowers in cerise and gilt. Repair to handles

A Royal Doulton Lambeth jug by Hannah Barlow (act. 1871 - 1913), dated 1881, decorated in sgraffito with three horses in a landscape, between bands of incised and moulded borders. Conical shape with loop handle with carved decoration, silver plated lidded