The Royal Doulton is an English company producing tableware and collectables originated from 1815. It initially started its operation from London by designing and manufacturing excellent quality utensils and crystal decoration for home interiors. Its reputation and began to increase in the public very soon. The company is famous for its various House hold collections dinnerware, giftware, cookware, porcelain, glassware, collectables, jewelry, linens, and curtains.
The company has founded its three renowned brands including Royal Doulton as well as Royal Albert and Mintons. These brands are now possessed by some other company named as WWRD Holdings Ltd based in Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent.
The Royal Doulton Company started as collaboration among 3 people named as John Doulton along with Martha Jones and John Watts with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, London. The company soon specialized in making stoneware including decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes. The company was named as Doulton in the year 1853.
Henry Doulton was a second son of John Doulton who had a keen interest in Pottery making from the young age of 15. He launched a studio at the Lambeth pottery in 1871 and offered work to designers and artists from the nearby Lambeth School of Art. He gave numerous creative clay potteries and ceramics designing tasks to famous artists and craftsmen such as George and others like Mark Marshall and Eliza Simmance.
The Doulton Group acquired the small factory of Pinder, Bourne & Co located at Nile Street in Burslem. This factory made the company well recognized in the region known as The Potteries.
By the passing of time this company became very popular for its stoneware and ceramics under the imaginative supervision of Mr John Slater who worked with sculptures,vases, character jugs and decorative pieces designed by the creative person Leslie Harradine. The company gradually became successful and renowned in the Royal family. King Edward 7 put up for sale his factory by allowing the business to implement new markings and a new name as Royal Doulton. The business added products while manufacturing fashionable and high-quality bone china.
John Doulton was born in 1793 in England. He spent his childhood by working as an apprentice for the Fulham Pottery Company. He became popular as a thrower during his job at factory. It was because he used to throw chunks of clay on a wheel which molded them into pots, jugs, pitchers and bowls. He soon got exhausted by his strenuous work and became a partner with John Watts in 1815 to create a new pottery house. Their new business well flourished over the next few years and finally relocated to Lambeth in England.
Though their pottery house was producing container, pitcher and water jugs their primary focus was producing industrial materials. The company shaped vessels that were used in storing industrial chemicals and industrialized tiles. The off springs of John Doulton also joined the company management. The company expanded its business operations by planning to manufacture superior quality home ceramics design.
The company continued to grow and expand by making its repute and name in making industrial materials as well as household ceramics. The company had also produced ceramic vessels capable of holding absorbent stones that made the water drinkable by filtering bacteria including contaminants and pollution. The company manufactured which was easily tailored the needs of the Royal Family, British Military and hospitals all over England.
The company started creating numerous collectible items including character jugs and figurines. It also invested its all resources in finding skillful art directors and sculptors. This company soon continued to launch its lines of miniature and complete sculpture and clay designs.
The Royal Doulton Company has continued its commitment in creating beautiful tableware products and fine clay designs. Its popular patterns and shapes include Carlyle, Coronet and Juliet.
The company has now become a primary manufacturer of sanitary wares and other industrial ceramics as well as producer of art pottery and ornamental and dedicatory pieces and tableware. Its core expertise and excellence begins from decorative bottles to drain-pipes of earthenware material, sandstone dirt.
The reputation of the company and of its products has been extended and reached all over the world. Its products are designed and maintained at high quality in every phase of the manufacturing process.
The company has also introduced their fragrance collection for women by the name of Doulton. It is still very popular among all feminine with class and elegance.