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 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 porcelain dessert service mid 20th century, signed P. Curnock each hand painted with birds including pheasant, mallard and plover, green factory mark to base, the pheasant dish 22 cm diameter

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

A Royal Doulton Royal Gold dinner service late 20th century setting for eight plus extras includes lidded tureens, platters, tea and coffee cups some chips and cracks noted approximately one hundred and seventeen pieces

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 '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 Royal Doulton 'Imperial' pattern dinner set, principally a 14 place setting comprising dinner, side salad and bread plates, soup and fruit bowls, entrees dishes and serving plates. 86 pieces decorated in cobalt with gilded neoclassical patterned border.

David Henry Souter for Royal Doulton, the Honeymoon plate Art Nouveau painted green rim, printed factory mark to base 'Civil service Store, Sydney'. Diameter 23.5 cm

Royal Doulton roses part dinner set setting for 6 with extras, includes two platters and tureens, 5 dishes, jug, etc.

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

Royal Doulton 'Imperial Blue' part dinner set for 6 including soup coupes, tureen serving platters

Royal Doulton porcelain 'Rochelle' part dinner service

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

A Royal Doulton Gold Concorde white dinner service, comprising approx. 12 places

Royal Doulton 'Gold Lace' dinner set for 6 plus many extras including tea pot, serving pieces etc.

Antique Doulton Burslem 'Honiton' part dinner service

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 'The Coppice' 46 piece dinner service (tureen A/F)

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

Doulton Burlsem flow blue china part dinner set late 19th century, in Watteau pattern, total 24 pieces Flow blue printed transfer Ware design 2 dinner plates, 26.8 cm diameter, 6 entree size bowls, 21.8 cm diameter 16 large soup bowls, 27 cm diameter

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 group of twelve Royal Doulton plates, circa 1930, the group consisting of four dinner plates, six side plates, one saucer and one bread plate, each plate decorated with carriage scenes in the English Countryside. Diameter 26 cm. Diameter 16 cm

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

A Royal Doulton dinner service in Royal Gold, for 12, (approx 120 pieces)

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 Souter Cat themed cup, saucer and plate 'East, West, Hame's Best' stamped 'Civil Service Stores Sydney' to base. Height 9 cm

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 '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

Royal Doulton c.1930's/40's 'Raby roses' 78 piece part dinner set, including 9 dinner plates, 9 entree plates, 7 small cake plates, two large cake plates, one meat plate, 9 bread/butter plates, two butter dishes, 9 soup bowls, 10 dessert bowls, 13 cups and