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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A pair of impressive Royal Worcester urn vases, decorated with wild roses to the front and back, the base and body with profuse gilt embellishment, each handle in the form of a mythical winged beast. Signed W. Hart, date mark 1906. Height 29 cm

A set of eight Royal Worcester Australian wild bird cups and saucers, painted from watercolour designs by Ellis Rowan, each signed W. Powell, titled, Turquoisine, Splendid Grass and Bourke's Parakeet - red-eared fire-tailed, black-rumped parson and mar

A set of six Royal Worcester Australian Wildflower series plates, painted by A. Shuck, two plates marked 9762 (T) and 9762 4F, two marked Ellis Rowan series, initialled as (Gg) and (Pp) each titled, illegible, one signed R. Austin Rd no 564935, one signed

A Royal Worcester ovoid shape vase and cover hand painted with roses, signed W. Hart, 23 cm high

A pair of bough pots by William Billingsley of Mansfield, 1790s, with Mansfield mark W(***) marks, painted marks E2, 3 & 6, semi-circular hybrid hard paste pots by James and Charles Whitehead with scalloped rims, arcaded bases and ball feet, with maritime

Pair of Doulton Lambeth Slater urn form vases, decorated with sprays of flowers, each approx 40 cm high (2)

Limoges porcelain leaf form dish signed to base approx 21 cm w

William Moorcroft, berries and leaves flambe cigarette box, C.1930, impressed signature 'W Moorcroft, Potter to HM the Queen, Made in England, height 5 cm, length 12.3 cm, depth 9 cm, weight 246g

William Moorcroft, Orchid flambe flared vase, C.1930, impressed signature W Moorcroft, 'Potter to HM the Queen, Made in England, height 11.5 cm, diameter 7.6 cm, weight 230g

William Moorcroft, Clematis spherical vase, C. 1930, impressed signature 'W Moorcroft Potter to H.M the Queen, Made in England, height 11 cm, diameter 10.5 cm, weight 344g

Early William Moorcroft pomegranate baluster vase, C. 1913, signed W Moorcroft., height 10.5 cm, diameter 5.5 cm, weight 118g

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1970, anemone' pattern, decorated with large flower heads against a blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England', retains printed pape

Walter Moorcroft, vase, c. 1947, leaf and berry' pattern, decorated with a band of grapes and leaves against a blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England, height 25.5 cm

William and Walter Moorcroft, flambe vase, c. 1945, leaf and berry' pattern, decorated with a band of grapes and leaves in flambe tones, signed in green 'W. M.', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England,

William Moorcroft, flambe vase, c. 1940, Orchid' pattern, decorated with a band of large flower heads and spring flowers, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in England, heig

William Moorcroft, near pair of vases c. 1945, pomegranate' pattern, each decorated with pomegranates and berries against a navy blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', with impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to H.M. The Queen, made in

William Moorcroft, vase, c. 1920, pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries against a blue ground, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, made in England, height 24.5 cm

William Moorcroft, vase, c. 1914, pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries against a mottled green and blue ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, Burslem England', minor repair to foot, heigh

William Moorcroft, pair of candlesticks c. 1920, pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries against a blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed 'Moorcroft, made in England' (2), height 25.5 cm

William Moorcroft, lustre Ware vase, c. 1930, ribbed design with purple iridescent lustre glaze, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, height 25 cm

William Moorcroft, large vase, c. 1925, cornflower' pattern, decorated with flower heads in pale pink and white with blue stamens, against a green and blue ground, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 32 cm

William Moorcroft, vase, c. 1930, waratah' pattern, decorated with five large flower heads against a mottled blue ground, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed facsimile signature and 'Potter to HM the Queen, height 22 cm

William Moorcroft, vase, c. 1925, Dawn' pattern, decorated with a band of trees and hills in blue against a pale sky enclosed by borders of chevrons, in a matt glaze, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft made in England, heig

William Moorcroft, low bowl, c. 1925, Eventide' pattern, decorated with trees in landscape against a mottled orange ground, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft made in England, height 8 cm diameter 23 cm

William Moorcroft, vase, c. 1910, 'Hazledene' pattern, decorated with trees in landscape in tones of green and blue, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', with printed registered design number '397964', height 31 cm

Two Doulton Burslem 'Australian Federation' fern pots, circa 1900 designed by John Slater and John Shorter, with green and sepia transfer designs featuring Queen Victoria flanked by soldiers, medallions of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York,

A Doulton Burslem 'Australian Federation' jardiniere, circa 1900 designed by John Slater and John Shorter, with a sepia transfer featuring Queen Victoria flanked by soldiers, and medallions of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, and Lord Hopetoun an

A Locke & Co Worcester pheasant jug by Walter Stinton, 1896-1902, signed W Stinton to side of image, a moulded baluster jug with a deep acanthus leaf collar in relief and raised on a moulded and shaped foot, decorated to the body with a pheasant upon a

William Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1918, Big Poppy' pattern, decorated with flowers against a green ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft' and impressed 'Moorcroft Burslem England, height 10 cm. Provenance: Private Collection NSW

William Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1925, Pomegranate' pattern, of squat form, decorated with pomegranates and berries amongst foliage against a navy blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 8 cm. Provenanc

William Moorcroft, Large Vase, c. 1920, Pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries amongst foliage against a navy blue ground, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, Burslem England', restored, height 37

William Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1920, Pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries amongst foliage against a navy blue ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 17.5 cm. Provenance: P

William Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1925, Pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries amongst foliage against a navy blue ground, signed in blue 'W. M.', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 21 cm. Provenance: Private Col

William Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1925, Pomegranate' pattern, decorated with pomegranates and berries amongst foliage against a navy blue ground, signed in blue 'W. Moorcroft', impressed 'Moorcroft, Made in England, height 25 cm. Provenance: Priv

William Moorcroft, Vase, c. 1908, 18th century' pattern, decorated with swags of flowers against a cream ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', printed 'made for Liberty & Co., height 27.5 cm. Provenance: Private Collection NSW

William Moorcroft, Macintyre' Twin-handled Vase, c. 1907, Rose, Tulip and Forget-me-not' pattern, decorated with sprays of flowers against a cream ground, signed in green 'W. Moorcroft', printed Macintyre mark and registered design number,

William Moorcroft, Florian Ware' Vase, c. 1900, Fleur-de-lys' pattern, decorated with blue flowers and leaves against a light blue ground, signed in green 'W. M. des', with printed Florian Ware mark and registered design number, height 20 c

Derby late circa 18th plate attributed to Billingsley, stamped with puce mark circa 1782-1800 to back, with handpainted rose centre and edges, width 22.5 cm approx, refer to coloured illustration 16 Billingsley by W. D. John

Moorcroft 'Hibiscus' vase with pink & yellow raised flowers on a green ground, signed 'W Moorcroft' to the base, with original paper label. Condition good, some crazing to the body. Height 20.3 cm

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

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