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

A Shelley lustre ware vase by Walter Slater, circa 1915, painted with fish on an opalescent green ground, printed factory marks and signed Walter Slater to base 20 cm high

W. Slater, five Royal Doulton cabinet plates, gilt and rouge border centering on Victorian roses, artist signed, red stamped maker's mark, 19/F, C3036 (5)

Walter Slater, lustre ginger jar, manufactured by Shelley, decorated with Art Nouveau style interlacing iris design, stamped sinature and makers mark to base. Height 23 cm

A rare Royal Doulton lactolian vase, by W. Slater, of elongated baluster form, decorated with cornflower blue, gold and cream poppies on a pale blue ground. Factory mark to base, signature to body. Height 32.5 cm

Rare Shelley Walter Slater float bowl, the decoration of a Japanese woman in garden setting

A Royal Doulton twin handled vase, painted by Walter Slater, with a panel of pink roses on powder pink ground, with gilded floral swags, green mark, 21 cm high