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 large Doulton Burslem dragon bottle vase by S.Wilson, late 19th century, with signature of S Wilson to lower body, an impressive Spanish Ware vase decorated with a profusion of lotus and other flowers in delicate watercolour style pastel colours with rai

A Royal Doulton limited edition 'Dancers of the world' figurine of a Spanish Flamenco dancer, designed by Peggy Davies, with original box and stand. No. 588/750.

Royal Doulton limited edition 'Spanish Dancer', figurine, 28/750, modelled by Peggy Davies, HN2831, 24 cm high approx, with certificate

Royal Doulton figure - Mantilla, hN2712 modelled as a Spanish lady with a patterned shawl and printed fan, height 29 cm

A Doulton Burslem 'Spanish' ware biscuit barrel (c.1891 - 1901) with fluted and lobed body decorated with floral designs, held within a silver plated frame, marked for the retailers 'Hardy Bros., Sydney'. Height 15.5 cm

A Royal Doulton figurine, Dancers of the World, Spanish Flamenco Dancer by Margaret Davies HN2831 edition No. 331, 24 cm high

Two Royal Doulton 'Dancers of the World' figures, including 'Indian temple dancer' limited edition 30/750 HN2830; and 'Spanish Flamenco Dancer' limited edition 6/750. HN2831. Both on square wooden stand. Certificates available. Height 24 cm (each figure on

Royal Doulton figure Spanish flamenco dancer, limited Ed. Signed & boxed