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...

You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item.

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Royal Doulton blue children 'Babes in the Wood' vase, height 10 cm approx

Royal Doulton 'Almerick Castle' handpainted vase, signed J.H.Plant, height 21 cm approx

Doulton Burslem vase, with floral and gilt decoration, modeled for Herbert Betterley, circa 1898-1899, height 28 cm approx

Doulton Burslem vase, with floral decorations, hand painted by C. Hart, 35 cm high approx

Royal Doulton flambé vase of baluster squat shape, decorated with a woodcut rural scene. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 22.5 cm

Royal Doulton, a white cockatoo decorated vase, circa 1910, impressed and inscribed: Royal Doulton, 431, S, and stamped Pascoe & Co., 34 cm high

Royal Doulton, a porcelain hand painted vase by C Nixon, circa 1930, hand painted with a spray of wattle, signed C. Nixon, 22 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe cottage scene landscape vase, circa 1930, stamped Royal Doulton Made in England, Flambe, 14.5cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe crystalline glaze vase, circa 1930, by Harry Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton Made in England, Flambe, Hn, 6cm high, Provenance: The Frank Ollerenshaw Collection

Two Royal Doulton crystalline glazed vases, circa 1920, stamped Royal Doulton England, 27 cm and 7 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe stem vase, circa 1925, by Charels Noke, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, 8635, 20.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe vase, circa 1920, stamped Royal Doulton England, 14 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe bottle vase, circa 1920, stamped Royal Doulton England, 23 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe baluster shape vase, circa 1925, by Fred Moore, stamped Royal Doulton England, Flambe, Made in England, F.M, 16 cm high

A Royal Doulton Flambe crystalline vase, circa 1925, by Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton England, Made in England, Flambe, H.N, 17.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton vase, early 20th century, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, marks illegible, 29 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe porcelain vase and dish, circa 1920 and 1925, stamped Royal Doulton England Flambe, vase 11.5 cm high, dish 15.5 cm diameter

A Royal Doulton flambe porcelain vase, circa 1925, by Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, Noke, ?17 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe 'Fish and Lotus' vase, circa 1930, by Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton Flambe, 16 cm high

A Royal Doulton 'Blossom' vase with gilt highlights, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton Flambe, Hn, 16 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe porcelain vase with gilt decoration, circa 1930, stamped Royal Doulton Flambe, 20.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe grape decorated vase with gilt highlights, circa 1930, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton England Flambe, Hn, 26 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe vase, the fluted cylindrical vase with trickle green, blue, flambe glazes, mark to base. Height 15.5 cm

Two Royal Doulton 'Coaching scene' vases, height 14 cm approx (tallest)

Royal Doulton 'poppies in cornfield ' vase, with twin handles, height 16 cm approx

Three small Doulton Silicon vases, 11 cm high (tallest) approx.

Two Royal Doulton ";Snowflake" vases, 23 cm high, signed Hodgkinson

Royal Doulton 'Sheep in Snow' vase, signed J. Hancock, 11 cm high

A rare Doulton Burslem lustre vase, Edward Raby, circa 1895-1900, decorated with a poppie motif on a pink ground with gilt accents, signed E. Raby, 22.5 cm high

A fine Royal Doulton vase hand-painted by John Hugh Plant (act. 1902 - 1920), bone china two-handled baluster shape, painted with a scene of Warwick Castle. Height 20 cm

A Royal Doulton 'Chang' vase by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon Ht. 29 cm

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series twin handled vase, series ware, 'Romeo' 16 cm high

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series twin handled vase, series ware, 'Falstaff' 13 cm high

Royal Doulton Flambe vase, rare design, 18 cm high approx

A Royal Doulton hand painted two-handled vase, the front painted with a young woman in a diaphanous gown standing in a field of pink poppies, signed Arthur Leslie, gilt embellishment to handles and rim. Height 20.5 cm

Royal Doulton flambe vase by Noke of balaster squat shape, decorated with a rural scene. Signed 'Noke' to the base, & with a stamp 'Doulton Burslem & Co. 7788'. Condition: good, minor wear to the base. Height 19 cm

A pair of Royal Doulton bulbous glazed vases, decorated with wild white roses. 15 cm high. Provenance: The Harriman Judd Collection of British Art Pottery.

.