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

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 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

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.

A Royal Doulton Burslem Porcelain vase with Florentine design. Circa 1900. 19 cm high.

A Royal Doulton flambe vase, of baluster form, depicting a cottage scene to body, 15 cm high

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series vase series ware, 'Falstaff' 20 cm high

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series vase series ware, 'Juliet' 10.5 cm high

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series 2 small vases series ware, 'Orlando, Orlando' 15 cm high

An early 20th century Royal Doulton tall ovoid baluster vase, hand-coloured sunset landscape scene with shepherd, dog and flock in snow. Printed mark and paper labels to base including the date 1916. Height 23 cm

A pair of early 1900 Royal Doulton - Harry Allen 'Desert Scene' vases, with double handle, both depicting riders on camel under the stars. Signed by H.Allen. Height 20 cm. Very good condition, with small crazing on one and small lustre missing on one

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series mini vase, series ware, 'Orlando' 7.5 cm high

Royal Doulton Shakespeare series two handled vase, series ware, 'Rosalind', bone china, 21 cm high

Royal Doulton Burslem squat vase, with ancient Roman design, 15.5 cm high approx

Royal Doulton Flambe vase, decorated with scene of Arabs, camels and palm trees, 21.5 cm high

Royal Doulton flambe vase, signed Noke, 15.5 cm high approx.

A Royal Doulton vase of globular form with painted shepherd and sheep in landscape.

A 'Chang' vase by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Doulton Burslem, circa 1925, 21 cm high

A 'Chang' vase by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon for Doulton Burslem, circa 1925, 27 cm high. Provenance: Richard Dennis, Doulton Pottery exhibition part II, 1975, exhibition item 394

A Victorian Doulton Slaters Persian style vase, late 19th century. the bulbous vase with a long slender stem to an everted rim, decorated with flowers in white, pale turquoise and gilt upon a pressed lace raspberry to lemon ground, the stem with a gloss ra

Fred Moore for Royal Doulton, Sung' flambe vase, c. 1930, in red, blue and indigo mottled glazes, with printed Royal Doulton flambe mark and painted signature 'SUNG FM' to underside, height 24.5 cm

A good quality Royal Doulton white bone china baluster vase and cover, painted with a figure of a fisherman seated at an outdoor table signed 'R. Johnson'. Printed marks. Height 25.5 cm

Quality Royal Doulton blue and white vase 'Lily of the Valley'

Royal Doulton flambe baluster vase continuous river landscape, 29 cm height

A Royal Doulton 'Chang' vase by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon 29 cm (h)

Royal Doulton flambe vase decorated with sailing ships, stamped 'Royal Doulton flambe' to the base. Condition, good, minor wear to the base, height, 18 cm

Royal Doulton 'Jade' vase signed Noke with intermittent green glaze on a white glazed ground & raised detail, stamped with a green Royal Doulton factory stamp to base. Condition, good, minor wear to the base, height, 7.8 cm

A Doulton Hannah Barlow vase, the centre decorated in sgraffito with donkeys in a paddock, the base and top with incised leaf decoration in a celadon green on a light teal ground, impressed marks to base. 10 x 32 cm

Royal Doulton, flambe 'Woodcut 1616' vase, of ovoid form, decorated with a hunting scene of riders with horses and hounds, together with a flambe 'Woodcut 1619' vase, with printed Royal Doulton marks (2), height 23 cm, 28 cm. Provenance: Th

Harry Nixon for Royal Doulton, flambe vase, mottled yellow and red glazes, signed 'HN', with printed Royal Doulton Flambe mark, height 16.7 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

Royal Doulton, large flambe vase, depicting 'The Gleaners' after Jean-Fran├žois Millet, with printed Royal Doulton Flambe mark, height 30 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

Royal Doulton, large flambe vase, depicting 'The Angelus' after Jean-Fran├žois Millet, printed 'Royal Doulton Flambe' and impressed '1309', height 54 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Smart

Large Royal Doulton Flambe vase c.1920 with Arab and desert scenes, H29.5 cm approx

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