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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All Black Team' Royal Doulton 1906-30: Miniature double-handled loving cup, 'The All Black Team' crest to reverse, front shows 'Next Man In' boy sitting on his bat. Excellent condition

'All Black Team' Royal Doulton 1906-30: Squat round vase, with foliage pattern to neck, 'The All Black Team' crest to reverse, front shows 'Ready for Chances', fielder ready to take a catch. Excellent condition. Bone china

'All Black Team' Royal Doulton 1906-30: Earthenware Teapot in oval shape with windmill finial to lid (repaired), front depicts batsman at the crease with caption 'Good for fifty', the back depicts batsman bowled out with caption 'I Wasn't ready'

Royal Doulton Series ware 'The All Black Team', miniature jug, depicts a young cricketer at the crease with the title 'Out For a Duck', with 'The All Black Team' in crest on reverse, 1906-30, bone china, 7 cm high. This is one of the rarest and most sought

A Royal Doulton 'The All Black Team' miniature cream jug decorated with bowled batsman and inscribed 'I Wasn't Ready'. Height 6 cm