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 Royal Doulton series-Ware charger 'Tony Weller'. Diameter 34.5 cm

Royal Doulton character jug 'Tony Weller'. Designed by Leslie Harridine and Harry Fenton, issued 1936-1942 Large size, Height 18 cm, width 20 cm. VG condition

Royal Doulton Kingsware flask. 'Tony Weller - Beware of the Vidders.' Reg# 603746. Dewar's Whisky stopper included; and stamped to base. Height 23 cm (including stopper)

A Royal Doulton Kingsware Whisky flask, 'Tony Weller. 'Beware of the Viddey's' 21 cm high

A full set of Royal Doulton M Series Dickens figurines designed Leslie Harradine Mr Pickwick M41, Mr Micawber M42, Peck sniff M 43, fat boy M 44, Uriah Heep M 45, Sairey Gamp M 46, Tony Weller M 47 Sam Weller M 48, Fagin M49 Stiggins M 50 little Nell M 51

Royal Doulton Kingsware Whisky flask 'Tony Weller, Beware of the Vidders.' couple of flaws to base rim. Height 21 cm