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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Three Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware shallow dishes the 'Endeavour' and an 'East Indiaman'

A Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware tea pot with three teacup and saucers. Pot: Height 16 cm. Diameter 18 cm

Four Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware jugs. Large jug height 13 cm

Four Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware square voyager plates. Length 27 cm

A Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware serving bowl and two sandwich dishes. Plate: Length 27 cm Bowl: Diameter 20 cm

Two Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware hexagonal bowls and flared vase. Bowl: Diameter 16.5 cm. Vase: Height 10 cm

Three Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware plates, East India Man (diameter 22 cm), The Revenge (diameter 23 cm.) and The Matthew (diameter 22 cm)

Three Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware plates. The Matthew (diameter 23 cm.) The Hydra (diameter 23.5 cm.) and unnamed (diameter 13 cm.)

Three Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware voyager plates. Large rectangular plate Length 23 cm Oval plate Diameter: 24 cm Smallest rectangular Length 13 cm

Two Royal Doulton 'Famous Ships' Series Ware plates. 'The Sussex'. Serial number: D5957. Length 28 cm. 'An East Indiaman.' Serial number: D5957. Length 23 cm

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