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 hand painted two-handled vase, the front painted with a young woman in a diaphanous gown standing in a field of pink poppies, signed Arthur Leslie, gilt embellishment to handles and rim. Height 20.5 cm

Royal Doulton signed Arthur Leslie vase painted with a female figure. Height 22 cm

A Royal Doulton vase by Arthur Leslie, circa 1900 the flared cylindrical body painted with a classical female figure in a garden landscape, printed factory mark and signed Arthur Leslie 35. 5 cm high

Royal Doulton tall slender vase by Arthur Leslie painted with a classical maiden surrounded by roses. Height 23 cm

A pair of Royal Doulton vases by Arthur Leslie, each decorated in pastel tones with a classically draped female amongst garlands of flowers, flanked by gilt handles; signed H. Leslie, printed and impressed factory marks; 22 cm high; (2)

A Royal Doulton hand painted vase of shouldered cylindrical form, by Arthur Leslie, painted with maiden in a garden amongst roses. Height 23 cm