Operating originally in London , its reputation grew in the area known as The Potteries , where it was a relative latecomer compared to other leading names such as Spode , Wedgwood and Minton. Today, its products include dinnerware , giftware, cookware , porcelain , glassware , collectables, jewellery , linens , curtains , and lighting , among other items. Together, the three brands make up Doulton Home, which is now part of the Waterford Wedgwood group. Most of the pieces in these three brands are today manufactured outside the United Kingdom , in the Far East and Indonesia. The business specialised in making stoneware articles, including decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes. The company took the name Doulton in
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Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today. There follows a selection of the backstamps most commonly used on Doulton Burslem wares, and some further hints on dating. The information is taken by permission from “The Doulton Burslem Wares” by Desmond Eyles, a compulsory work of reference for any collector of Doulton wares see back page.
The reference numbers for the Doulton Burslem marks have been prefixed by the letter ‘B’ to distinguish them from those also numbered 1 and up in the list of Lambeth marks given in The Doulton Lambeth Wares. Several of these were adopted after by Doulton and remained in use for about twenty years. The following are two typical examples found on the patterns Rouen and Kew.
Various other pattern names will be found. The coronet on B. The mark continued in use until This mark continued in use until
Operating originally in London, its reputation grew in The Potteries, where it was a latecomer compared to Royal Crown Derby. Doulton was popular for stoneware and ceramics, under the artistic direction of John Slater, who worked with figurines, vases, character jugs, and decorative pieces designed by the prolific Leslie Harradine.
Doulton products came to the attention of the Royal family.
Learn about Royal Doulton History The Doulton factory was established in in Lambeth, South London by John Doulton ( – ), who had previously been .
Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks 8 posts tagged Doulton Burslem Doulton Marks Royal Doulton Marks, base marks, pattern codes and trade marks. The Doulton marks are many and varied but most follow the same theme. Dating Royal Doulton products from their Doulton marks means you sometimes have to check very carefully.
Factors other than the Doulton mark can help in more accurate dating, particularly pattern names and numbers and date codes or artists monograms. Between and , Henry and James Doulton acquired a major interest in the Pinder Bourne factory in She suffered from tuberculosis which she contracted when she was a young girl and was forced to spend much of her young life in hospitals. As a result she fell behind with her schoolwork but luckily a teacher spotted her artistic talent and was happy to let her concentrate on this instead of her more academic However, I cannot find the pattern anywhere.
The cups are decorated in black, white and yellow stripes with a central panel The number is also inscribed on the base. There are no other marks. Size is 17cm in height and condition is very good with no damage.
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This is a very nice Royal Doulton Burslem blue and white tureen in very good condition – there are no chips or cracks – the tureen is 13 inches long handle to handle and is approx inches wide and stands inches tall – it would be from around – a nice piece of Doulton Burslem .
Production then expanded to include hand-decorated stoneware. Queen Victoria knighted Henry Doulton in for his innovations in the ceramic art. In , the company became Doulton and Company, Ltd. In , a second factory was built in Burslem which still continues to produce the famous figurines, jugs, and table wares.
It added porcelain production and earthenware production to its offerings in Also in , Doulton added decorated porcelain to the other production lines.
Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Pottery Marks Index A collection of pottery marks using photos and images from our antiques collection For easy reference and as a quick guide to the possible attribution of your latest porcelain collectible or pottery marks. The marks listed below are grouped as far as was possible in a logical order, with similar signs, graphics, etc grouped together. We have tried to include as many pottery marks as possible, but also tried to avoid too much duplication.
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Workers outside the Doulton factory at the turn of the century (‘s). The main factory is very much as today. NOTE: The change of name from Doulton & Co to Royal Doulton.
The mark was varied from time to time and the table below includes the major marks that appear on tableware manufactured at the Doulton Burslem factory Series Ware and the Lambeth Stonewares often have special marks. The Doulton tableware marks are below the glaze as is the decoration in most cases. It could thus have been applied at any time between the first, biscuit, firing of the ware and the final step of application of the glaze. Most probably the mark was applied at the time of decoration when each piece would have been handled individually to apply the painted or transfer printed pattern.
Specific information is lacking on this point. The reason for the introduction and use of this new mark is not known although it may have been nothing more complex than the need for a smaller mark to fit smaller wares. The simple rule is that adding to the number give the year of production. The date numbers referred to above also accompany this mark and for the period from about to examples of both marks can be found.
Its date of introduction is uncertain, but may be as late as when the Pearson Group floated Royal Doulton plc as an independent company.
Impressed, moulded or incised marks on stoneware and terracotta products, c. Impressed or printed marks on plain brown- and cream-glazed stoneware c. Also found impressed on some of the earliest Doulton Ware with simple incised decoration
Royal Doulton The Jester plate $ Royal Doulton The Jester plate. Very colorful plate, this plate is the Jester 1 of 9 plates in the Professionals series. 10 1/2″ the number D designates this as one produced between and
Terms and Conditions Royal Doulton is a classic English brand name in tableware and ceramics with a pedigree dating back to , when John Doulton used his life’s savings to launch a partnership with Martha Jones and John Watts at a stoneware factory in Lambeth, London. Today, Royal Doulton is a world-class brand in quintessential British tableware, collectable figurines, crystal, glass and giftware.
Yet it had truly down to earth origins. Thanks to stoneware, the business that subsequently focused on the Doulton family name took full advantage of the revolution in sanitation during the reign of Queen Victoria It established the world’s first stoneware pipe factory and went on to become Britain’s top Victorian manufacturer of water and drain pipes. John worked with his son Henry to grow the business, and their portfolio soon extended to artistic pottery, ultimately embracing ornamental, commemorative, and tableware products.
Indeed, Doulton set the pace in new art schools and reaped the rewards at exhibitions. By , Henry had launched the Lambeth Studio with local designers and artists who experimented with a variety of materials and glazes in an industrial setting. Today their pioneering work commands increasingly high prices.
Royal Doulton Royal Doulton is one of the most popular brands of fine china and porcelain. This is mainly due to the collectibility and value of their figures and character mugs. Doulton has many other items of interest though and all are made with the same quality and attention to detail which has always signified Royal Doulton.
This is a Royal Doulton, England series ware comic plate from The Skaters series featuring a central oblivious skater heading for a hole in the ice with assorted characters around the rim.
Here you will find an exciting choice of about items of antique Doulton that are decorative, interesting, available and affordable. All made in the last quarter of the 19th century or the first 35 years of the 20th century. Even if you just wish to know more about something you own, do get in touch. We will learn from you and hopefully you will get help from us. Doulton4Collectors is a small company that ships historic pieces of Doulton worldwide.
My name is Martin Ham, and I operate this website as a retirement project that allows me, firstly to deal in beautiful objects, and secondly to be in contact with people with the same enthusiasm. At present, for relatively little cost, you can buy an item that can be displayed and enjoyed every day, and that will with luck be an ever-appreciating asset. Doulton needs little introduction as it is a household name. The firm started with salt-glazed items such as drains, and progressed through the 19th Century by making items of increasing complexity and beauty; until in , when the King Edward VII permitted the use of the word Royal in the title.
A tea set by Hannah Barlow left and pair of 35cm vases by Hannah Barlow right Of the many types of ceramic made by Doulton and later by Royal Doulton, we offer two types. The earlier is Doulton Lambeth stoneware, dating from the s till and the later is the Royal Doulton Art Nouveau and Art Deco stoneware which was made during the first decades of the 20th Century.
More than a century ago it was part of a larger dinner set. I hope you will learn a bit more about the company and will get some ideas why you should collect Royal Doulton nowadays. Royal Doulton has been decorating English houses for two centuries.
A lovely pair of Doulton Burslem ‘Blue Iris’ vases with unusual masks on each handle and dating from the early s. Part of the blue flower range of hand painted and printed wares featuring irises, roses, daffodils and others.
Featuring a continuous band of transfer printed golfing scenes with gentlemen and lady golfers. The base and inner trim to the top are light red with gilding. The piece measures just over 7. You can hover over the product photo to activate the zoom feature. If you would like further information on this or any other piece, please feel free to communicate using the Contact Us button at the top of the page.
Thank you for your interest. Featuring a transfer printed golfing scene with a gentlemen and lady golfer. We have 2 other dishes to this set. The piece measures just over 3. These were first compiled into a book by Perrier of France in The Golf series included the following five titles combined with eight different groups of characters, including golfers with or without caddies: