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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Wedgwood, a porcelain figure of a kangaroo designed by John Rattenbury Skeaping, circa 1928, impressed to base: J Skeaping, Wedgewood, 22.5 cm, Note, Wedgwood's kangaroo figure was modelled in 1927 by John Rattenbury Skeaping, a student of the sculptor

'Salome', a Doulton & Co figure of a kneeling cowled girl, designed by Richard Garbe ARA, introduced in 1933, limited edition no 15 of 100 21 cm high

A rare Doulton & Co figure 'Salome' dated 1932 by Richard Garbe no 18 of 100 in ivory Introduced in 1933 and sold out by 1939 this rare figure is only one of three ever traced from the edition. This piece also has the etched signature of the artist to the

A rare Doulton & Co.white glaze, wall mask of 'Lion of the East', by Richard Garbe A.A. Sc., number 3 of a limited edition of 100, impressed 840//2634, cracked, 31 cm high