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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Royal Doulton small cylindrical jardiniere gallant Fishers series

A Royal Doulton Isaac Walton Ware Gallant Fishers vase, small angular handles, traditional decoration of various fishermen with saying to the interior top rim, printed marks. Height 7 cm

A Royal Doulton Isaac Walton (Gallant Fishers) vase, D2312, of baluster form with open flared handles, dark green, brown and pale tan dominant tones. Height 17.5 cm

Royal Doulton, the gallant Fishers graduated set of three jugs of waisted cylindrical form (largest jug with hairline crack)

A Royal Doulton 'The Gallant Fishers' milk jug inscription to inside rim reads of recreation there is none so free as fishing alone 20 cm

Royal Doulton, the gallant Fishers plate. Diameter 26 cm