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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Doulton Burslem Art Nouveau vase, of slender form, decorated with a trailing design of flowers, foliage and butterflies, in yellow, blue and green on a cobalt ground, height 19 cm

Royal Doulton flambe veined vase with a flared lip & mottled patterns to the body. Makers mark & signature Pd found on base, height 39.5 cm

Two Royal Doulton 'Under the Greenwood Tree' items, a two-handled vase 'Robin Hood Slays Guy of Gisborne' and a square section column candlestick 'Alan-A-Dale'. Heights 13 cm and 16.5 cm

Seven Royal Doulton 'Isaac Walton' porcelain items. 'Fishers' series by Noke, incl. Two graduated cabinet plates, one with rim chip, both crazed; three various vase jugs, one with minor rim chip, two crazed,; and two vases. D2312. Diameter

A Royal Doulton vase, in the Robin Hood pattern, octagonal form, special 'Under the Greenwood Tree' mark to base. Height 35 cm

Royal Doulton 'The Gentle Arts' figurine, Flower arranging', HN3040, 385/750, 22 cm high approx., includes vase on pedestal & timber base

Three Royal Doulton miniature series ware vases, 10.5 cm high (tallest)

Pair of antique hand painted Royal Doulton vases, signed J.H.Plant, (John Hugh Plant circa 1902-1917) comprising of 'Heather on Crockham Hill' and 'Bluebells' (this vase restored), 25 cm high

Rare Royal Doulton flambe vase, of baluster form, with a salmon and red swirl to shoulders on olive green ground,

Rare Doulton vase, of cylindrical form, in purple /blue lustre decorated with fleur de lyre and wording Domini 1920 Anno

Royal Doulton flambe Woodcut vase, of ovoide form, decorated with a continuous scene of quail in wooded landscape

Large Royal Doulton 'Flambe Viened' vase, of handsome proportions, with baluster body, decorated with black swirls on a red ground,

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

Royal Doulton flambe Woodcut vase number 1618, decorated a coaching scene within woodland landscape against a deep flambe ground, black printed mark. Height 23 cm

Royal Doulton 'The Inn Willington, Sussex' vase by J Hughes hand painted depicting a rural English village scene. Stamped to the base. Signed to the body. Height 15 cm

Superb Royal Doulton flambe baluster shaped tall vase with traditional woodcut cottage decoration, height 26cm

Royal Doulton 'Sheep in snow' vase, 18 cm high approx., small glaze loss

Royal Doulton Hannah Barlow vase incised with stags, doe & faun within a rugged country landscape to the centre, flanked above & below with beading & floral motifs. The mouth & foot with a blue & green drip glaze, with impressed Royal D

Royal Doulton blue children 'Babes in the Wood' vase, height 10 cm approx

Royal Doulton 'Almerick Castle' handpainted vase, signed J.H.Plant, height 21 cm approx

Doulton Burslem vase, with floral and gilt decoration, modeled for Herbert Betterley, circa 1898-1899, height 28 cm approx

Doulton Burslem vase, with floral decorations, hand painted by C. Hart, 35 cm high approx

Royal Doulton flambe vase of baluster squat shape, decorated with a woodcut rural scene. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 22.5 cm

Royal Doulton, a white cockatoo decorated vase, circa 1910, impressed and inscribed: Royal Doulton, 431, S, and stamped Pascoe & Co., 34 cm high

Royal Doulton, a porcelain hand painted vase by C Nixon, circa 1930, hand painted with a spray of wattle, signed C. Nixon, 22 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe cottage scene landscape vase, circa 1930, stamped Royal Doulton Made in England, Flambe, 14.5cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe crystalline glaze vase, circa 1930, by Harry Noke, stamped and inscribed Royal Doulton Made in England, Flambe, Hn, 6cm high, Provenance: The Frank Ollerenshaw Collection

Two Royal Doulton crystalline glazed vases, circa 1920, stamped Royal Doulton England, 27 cm and 7 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe stem vase, circa 1925, by Charels Noke, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, 8635, 20.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe vase, circa 1920, stamped Royal Doulton England, 14 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe bottle vase, circa 1920, stamped Royal Doulton England, 23 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe baluster shape vase, circa 1925, by Fred Moore, stamped Royal Doulton England, Flambe, Made in England, F.M, 16 cm high

A Royal Doulton Flambe crystalline vase, circa 1925, by Harry Nixon, stamped Royal Doulton England, Made in England, Flambe, H.N, 17.5 cm high

A Royal Doulton vase, early 20th century, by Charles Noke and Harry Nixon, marks illegible, 29 cm high

A Royal Doulton flambe porcelain vase and dish, circa 1920 and 1925, stamped Royal Doulton England Flambe, vase 11.5 cm high, dish 15.5 cm diameter

A Royal Doulton flambe porcelain vase, circa 1925, by Charles Noke, stamped Royal Doulton, England, Flambe, Made in England, Noke, ?17 cm high