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 figure 'Thanks Doc!' by W.K. Harper HN2731. Issued 1975-1990. Colour white & brown. Height 22.2 cm

Royal Worcester twin handle lidded pot pouri jar, circa 1905, with hand painted peacock and floral decoration, signed W.E.Jarman, height 23.5 cm approx

Royal Worcester 'Fruit' design two handled bowl, signed W.H. Austin (hairline)

William Moorcroft, a blue ground Waratah vase, circa 1935, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 20.5 cm high

Fielding's Crown Devon, a porcelain 'Advance Australia Fair' musical jug, circa 1935, relief moulded with a scene of Captain Cook entering Botany Bay, and the poem 'Advance Australia Fair, further later inscribed in gilded lettering: presen

Doulton & Co, Burslem, an Australian Federation 1901 Commemorative Ware jardiniere, printed with a profile portrait of Queen Victoria in a wreath framed by two British soldiers, the Duke and Duchess of York, Earl of Hopetoun and Sir Henry Parkes, decor

William Moorcroft, a Waratah vase, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 19 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a Waratah vase, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 19 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, two Waratah candlesticks, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 8 cm high

William Moorcroft, a Waratah bowl, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 21 cm diameter

William Moorcroft, a Waratah vase, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 19 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a blue ground Waratah plate, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 26.5 cm diameter. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a Waratah bowl, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 11 cm diameter

William Moorcroft, a blue ground Waratah vase, circa 1932, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 21 cm high

William Moorcroft, a flambe Waratah jug, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 18.5 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a Waratah vase, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 18 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a blue ground Waratah vase, circa 1935, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 23 cm high

William Moorcroft, a blue ground Waratah vase, circa 1935, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 24 cm high

William Moorcroft, a small green gound Waratah bowl, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 10.5 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a Waratah dish, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: Moorcroft, Made in England, W. Moorcroft, Potter to HM The Queen, 11 cm diameter

William Moorcroft, a green gound Waratah vase, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 8 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a small blue gound Waratah vase, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 10 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a small green ground Waratah jug, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 9 cm high. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a flambe waratah vase, circa 1930, impressed and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, Potter to HM The Queen, 10.5 cm high

William Moorcroft, a Waratah plate, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 22.5 cm diameter

William Moorcroft, a Waratah plate, circa 1930, stamped, inscribed and paper label: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 22.5 cm diameter

William Moorcroft, a Waratah plate, circa 1930, stamped and inscribed: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 22.5 cm diameter. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

William Moorcroft, a flambe Waratah plate, circa 1930, stamped, inscribed and paper labelled: W. Moorcroft, Made in England, By Appointment Potter to HM The Queen, 22.5 cm diameter. Provenance: The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney

A Pilkington Royal Lancastrian 'flower' decorated lustre vase, circa 1920, by William S Mycock, stamped Royal Lancastrian, England, 3043?, monogrammed W. S. M, 23cm high

A Pilkington Royal Lancastrian 'leaf' decorated lustre vase, circa 1920, by William S Mycock, stamped Royal Lancastrian, England, 3184, monogrammed W. S. M, 16cm high

Two Royal Worcester Sabrina ware 'Fish' decorated vases, circa 1926 and 1929, one signed W.H. Austin, stamped and incised Royal Worcester, Made in England, Sabrina Ware Porcelain numbered G932, tallest 20.5cm high

A Royal Worcester Sabrina ware 'Fish' decorated vase, circa 1925, painted by W. H. Austin, impressed and inscribed Royal Worcester Made in England, Sabrina Ware, shape 2195, 20.5cm high

Keith Murray cut crystal vase, circa 1935, etched stamp Keith Murray S.W.Brierley, 25.5 cm high

Two Wedgwood brown glazed fruit bowls, 20th century, by Norman Wilson, stamped Wedgwood N.W., largest 27 cm diameter

A pair of Wedgwood parian ware portrait busts of Robert Burns and Walter Scott, circa 1848, by Edward William Wyon, stamped Burns and Scott Wedgwood, E.W. Wyon. F, 36 cm and 37 cm high

A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jug with incised horse decoration, by Florence Barlow, stamped Doulton Lambeth 1876, W, monogrammed Florence Barlow, 22 cm high

Royal Doulton Prestige 'Princess Badoura' figure. HN2081. Signed 'R.W' and dated 16.4.81, height 54 cm

An Australian pottery McCredie jug, signed McCredie N.S.W, Ht. 20 cm

Vintage German porcelain twin handled cup, with hand painted classical figures & gilt decoration, signed W. Rossler, 13.5 cm high approx.

Doulton Burslem long stem vase plain cylindrical painted with blackberry vine signed W Slater 29 cm

Rare William Moorcroft ‘;Claremont toadstool’ vase, hand tube-lined, coloured and glazed with mushrooms, signed in green with W Moorcroft to base, 8 cm high

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