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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Fifteen mixed Royal Doulton Series Ware items, plus one, circa: 1920s-30s, comprising various bowls, dishes, plates, cups and saucers, a vase, sugar bowl; four coaching scenes items (one by Grimwades), four Gaffers items by Nokes (D4210), seven Dickens War

Two Royal Doulton figurines, comprising 'The poacher' HN 2043 together with 'The Gaffer' HN 2053 as inspected

A Royal Doulton 'Gaffers' Sandwich plate, 1931, pattern 4210, in York shape. Designed by C.J Noke and depicting a scenic view of a gaffer in a white smock in front of a cottage; with a Royal Doulton Gaffers backstamp underside and impressed mark probably 1

Royal Doulton Gaffers Series Ware plate and Bobbie Burns plate

Five various pieces Royal Doulton Series Ware. Two Coaching Days bowls; and three cabinet plates - Gaffers and setters (2). Diameter 13.5 cm (2), 26 cm (3)

Royal Doulton Titanian bowl, Romeo bowl, child's bowl and gaffers side plate

Royal Doulton anemonies bowl, Old Moreton bowl and Gaffers side plate

Royal Doulton the Cotswold Shepherd CSP set and a Gaffers plate, signed Noke. Diameter 16.5 cm

A Royal Doulton bowls 'Gaffers' & 'Sir Roger de Cloverley.' diameter 16.5 cm

Royal Doulton, 'Gaffers' Series plate