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 Doulton Burslem cabinet ewer, hand painted with snipe in a misty landscape, reserved on a bright pink ground highlighted with gilded flowers and ferns; along with a Doulton demi-tasse cup and saucer in similar colourway.

A Royal Doulton Maori art demitasse, the red and black Kowhaiwhai design on white ground, factory stamps to the base, height 5 cm

Twelve piece Royal Doulton coffee set, Campagna pattern TC 1078. inc 6 each cups and saucers. Boxed.

Three piece Royal Doulton Pansy tea service. D4049. Teapot; sugarbowl; and cream jug. Some crazing. Height 12 cm, (teapot)

Royal Doulton Glamis Thistle part coffee set, comprising coffee pot, cream jug and 5 each coffee cups and saucers.

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

A forty four part Royal Doulton dinner service, 1935 - 1965, period of production, Raby rose pattern D5533, a setting for six including: dinner, entree plates, soup bowls, coffee cans and saucers, a large milk jug and sugar bowl, a small milk jug and sugar

Ten Royal Doulton Shakespearean characters Series Ware, circa: 1912-1930s, pattern 3596, characters in appropriate settings and comprising a rectangular sandwich plate, two cups and saucers, two square side plates and three round side plates; backstamps un

Royal Doulton 'Sovereign' teaset for 8, comprising of 8 trios, a cake plate, milk jug and sugar bowl

Royal Doulton 'Raby Rose' part tea set, to include 9 trios, cake plate, sugar and creamer

A one hundred and Forty two piece Royal Doulton dinner service, 1984-1998, production period, in 'Heather' pattern H 5089, Albion shape, a near complete setting for twenty four places in cream with gold trims, comprising twenty three cups and twent

Royal Doulton 'English Rose' part dinner service, comprising of 4 mains, 3 entrees, 4 bowls, 2 sweet bowls, 2 soup bowls and 4 saucers, 4 teacups and 6 saucers

Royal Doulton series ware coffee set, in the Cotswold Shepherd pattern, coffee set for 6

Royal Doulton Pansy pattern teaware of teapot, milk & cream jugs, sugar basin, two teacup and saucers, side plate and dish

Royal Doulton 'Reynard the Fox' demitasse coffee set comprising a coffee pot creamer,sugar bowl, & four cups & saucers. Decorated with the fox in different poses, & the handles formed as hunting whips. Numbered 'H4927'. Conditio

27 piece Royal Doulton tea set. #V1309, red blossom decoration, including 6 trios, sugar bowl, milk jug, two jam dishes, two cake plates, & three additional side plates.

A forty piece Royal Doulton dinner service, 1976-1997 production period, in ‘Gold Concord' pattern H 5049, a setting for six people, comprising dinner, entree and side plates, soup coupes, cups and associated saucers, plus four extra saucers, one

Royal Doulton 'Sovereign' dinner setting comprising twelve main plates, twelve bread plates, twelve side plates, eleven dessert bowls, eleven saucers, six teacups, an oval dish. Condition fair, one side plate crazed, paint wear to the saucers, two

A Royal Doulton coffee set for six, each piece signed by C. Hart and painted with landscapes of various British castles.

An extensive Royal Doulton 'Sonnet' dinner set for eight (64), eight each dinner, entree, side plates, cups and saucers, cereal and dessert bowls, a gravy boat and stand, creamer, two serving platters, two lidded tureens and one vegetable dish.

Royal Doulton 'Old Colony' dinner & tea setting comprising twelve main plates, twelve entree plates, twelve side plates, twelve cup saucer plate sets with an extra plate, twelve coffee cups & saucers with two larger coffee cups & saucer

Royal Doulton 'Minuet' dinner setting & tea for ten persons comprising ten main plates, ten side plates, ten dessert bowls, ten cups saucers plate sets & an oval platter. Condition, good to fair, small chip to one teacup

An Eighty nine piece Royal Doulton 'Arcadia' service. Production period 1938-1959, pattern H 4802. Aservice for eight, comprising: plates of four sizes, soup bowls, sweet bowls, soup coupes, nine cups, seventeen saucers, teapot, coffee pot, milk ju

Royal Doulton Bunnykins ceramics by Barbara Vernon (8), comprising five bowls, one plate, two cups and saucers

Part Royal Doulton 'Albany' dinner set comprising of 7 dinner plates, 4 entree plates, 8 bowls, 7 cups, 8 saucers, 8 side plates

A blue Studioware Royal Doulton demitasse set, with six cups and saucers and one pot

Large part Royal Doulton dinner set, pattern: Platinum Concord, comprising of 12 dinner and entree plates, 12 soup and dessert bowls, 11 side plates, 12 coffee cups and saucers, 5 tea cups and saucers, coffee pot, 2 sugar and creamers, a cake plate, lidded

Rare Royal Doulton Souter coffee can and two saucers, cup 'Better Alone than in bad company'

Part Royal Doulton 'Glamis Thistle'dinner/tea set comprising of 6 dinner plates, 5 entree plates 10 cups, 14 saucers, 12 side plates,a cake plate, sugar and creamer, each piece signed P Curnock

A fifty eight piece Royal Doulton dinner service. 1968 to 2008 production period, 'Royal gold' pattern H 4980, in soft white with an anthemion patterned gold border, a setting for eight comprising dinner, entree, side plates, soup or dessert bowls,

Royal Doulton ‘;Iris' tea & coffee set for six persons comprising six cu, saucer plate sets, six coffee cups & saucers, a cake plate, creamer, milk jug, sugar bowl & slops bowl. Condition good to fair, some staining, hairline to the ba

Doulton Lambeth stoneware 'Harvest' scene three piece tea set

Royal Doulton flambe coffee service. Royal Doulton flambe coffee service in original silk line fitted box. Condition fair to poor, cracks to two cups, some wear. Dimensions of box 43 x 26 x 14 cm

Six antique Doulton Burslem hand-painted cups and saucers

39 piece Doulton Burslem tea set. Floral & leaf decoration. 12 each cups, saucers & plates; sugar bowl, cream jug & cake plate, GW1039. C.1900.

A Royal Doulton Dickens Ware teaset, oblong form teapot with cream and sugar, four trios and a cake plate. (Some faults)

A Royal Doulton 'Dickens Ware' teapot, and six cups, saucers & plates. (7)

Six Royal Doulton 'Dickens Ware' cups and saucers. (6)

A Sixty one piece Royal Doulton dinner service 'Rondelay' pattern H 5004 a setting for eight in white with a floral green band, comprising soup bowls, dinner, entree and side plates, cups and associated saucers, sweet or cereal bowls, a lidded tureen, crea

Royal Doulton 'Zunday Zmocks' coffee set comprising a coffee pot, sugar bowl, creamer & six coffee cups & saucers, marked 'D5620 Regd Australia 1634' height of coffee pot 23.5 cm