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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Royal Doulton Charles Noke Chang glaze vase having with a thick crackle glaze over a flambe underglaze, signed to the base. Height 8 cm

Rare Royal Doulton, Captain Cook twin handled loving, limited run of 350 no 262. The handles in the form of two flags, figures in high relief to the body, of Captain Cook landing at Botany, signed by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton circa 1933, with original

Rare Royal Doulton large figurine 'Jack Point' HN2080, designed by Charles Noke, height 42cm

Charles Noke for Royal Doulton, Sung' flambe service, c. 1930, comprising three comports and six plates, each painted with an exotic bird on a red and orange flambe ground, with silver plated rims, signed 'Sung, Noke', with printed mark 'Ro

Seven Royal Doulton 'Isaac Walton' porcelain items. 'Fishers' series by Noke, incl. Two graduated cabinet plates, one with rim chip, both crazed; three various vase jugs, one with minor rim chip, two crazed,; and two vases. D2312. Diameter

A small Royal Doulton flambe fox, circa 1925 by Charles Noke and Fred Allen, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton Flambe Made in England, 11.5 cm high

Two small Royal Doulton flambe dog figures, circa 1925 by Charles Noke and Fred Allen, each inscribed Noke and stamped Royal Doulton Flambe Made in England the spaniel group, 13.5 cm wide and 5.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe fox, circa 1925 by Charles Noke and Fred Allen, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton Flambe Made in England, 23 cm high

A Royal Doulton elephant figure, modelled by Charles Noke 1930 HN2640, model number 626 printed Doulton factory mark to foot, height: 29.5 cm, length 59 cm

A Royal Doulton flambe tiger, circa 1925, By Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, 15cm high, 34cm long

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe hunting scene vase, circa 1930, by Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton England, Sung, Flambe, Noke, 15cm 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

A large Royal Doulton Sung flambe leaf bowl, circa 1930, by Charles Noke and F. Allen, stamped Royal Doulton England, Sung, Noke, 37cm diameter

A Royal Doulton flambe hare and stalking fox, circa 1930, By Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, the hare 7cm high, the fox 13cm long

A Royal Doulton flambe drake and a swallow, circa 1930, By Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, the drake 15cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe elephant, circa 1925, By Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, 15cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe elephant, circa 1930, By Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, 15cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe cat, circa 1925, By Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, 13cm high

A rare Royal Doulton flambe fox, circa 1925, experimental colourway by Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton England Flambe Made in England, 11cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe fox, circa 1925, By Charles Noke and Fred Allen, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton Flambe Made in England, 23cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe leaf pattern vase, circa 1920, By Charles Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton England Sung Flambe, 18cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe 'Middle Eastern' scene vase, circa 1920, By Charles Noke and Arthur Eaton, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton England Sung Flambe Noke, 17cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase, circa 1920, By Charles Noke and Fred Allen, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton England Sung Flambe Noke F Allen, 20cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase, circa 1920, By Charles Noke and Fred Moore, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton England Sung Flambe Noke, Fm, 26cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe 'Middle Eastern' scene dessert service, circa 1920, By Charles Noke and Arthur Eaton, comprising four comports and eight plates, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Sung, flambe, Noke, the tallest comport 13.5cm high, 22.5cm diamete

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe tendril vase, circa 1925, by Charels Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped & inscribed Royal Doulton, Sung Flambe, Made in England, Noke, H.N, 14 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 Sung flambe landscape vase, circa 1925, by Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton England, Made in England, Flambe, Sung, Noke, 14.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe 'Elephant' dish, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Fred Moore, stamed Royal Doulton England, Flambe Sung, Noke, F.M., 4 cm high, 10 cm wide

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe vase, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Fred Allen, inscribed Royal Doulton, Sung, Made in England, Noke, F.Allen 3366, 12 cm high

A Royal Doulton Chang ware two handled bowl, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton England, Made in England, Noke, H.N, 13.5 cm across the handles

A Royal Doulton Chang ware vase, circa 1920, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, inscribed Royal Doulton England, Chang, Noke, H.N, 9 cm high, 14 cm wide

A Royal Doulton Chang ware vase, circa 1920, by Charles Noke, Harry Nixon and Fred Allen, inscribed Royal Doulton, Chang, England, Noke, H.N, F.A, 13.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton Chang ware vase, circa 1920, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, inscribed Royal Doulton, Chang, England, Noke, H.N, 15 cm high

A Royal Doulton Chang ware vase, circa 1920, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, inscribed Royal Doulton, Chang, Noke, H.N, 18 cm high

A Royal Doulton Chang ware bowl, circa 1920, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton, Chang, Noke, 11 cm high, 21.5 cm diameter

A Royal Doulton Chang ware vase, circa 1920, by Charles Noke, Harry Nickson & Fred Allen, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Chang, Noke, H.N, F.A., 22 cm high

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

A Royal Doulton Sung flambe bowl with two handles, circa 1925, by Charles Noke and Fred Moore, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton England, Made in England, Sung, Noke, F.M., 16 cm across the handles

A Royal Doulton flambe Libation cup, circa 1925, by Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, F.M., 7.5 cm high

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

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