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Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton produced tableware and collectibles starting in 1815, originally operating in London. Though a latecomer compared to other similar companies such as Wedgewood and Royal Crown Derby, its reputation managed to grow and it is still recognized as one of the top producers of fine giftware, porcelain, glassware, and collectibles.

First named Watts & Doulton, the company started as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts with a factory in London. The company changed partners several times over the following years, and by 1890, had 350 modelers and designers employed.

At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Doulton products won acclaim, furthering its popularity. In 2005, Waterford Wedgwood completed a £39.9 million takeover of Royal Doulton.


Quick Facts

  • Some Royal Doulton pieces can be found in museum collections, such as London's Victoria & Albert Museum
  • A 20th century Royal Doulton royal gold pattern part table service sold at Christie's London in May 2013 for $15,540
  • "Maori," a rare Royal Doulton character jug from circa 1939, was sold at Sotheby's Olympia for $15,000

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Extensive gold rimmed china service, mixed makers, Royal Doulton and mintons
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Extensive gold rimmed china service, mixed makers, Royal Doulton and mintons
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD50011 Bids
(100pc) Royal Doulton Porcelain Dinnerware Set
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
(100pc) Royal Doulton Porcelain Dinnerware Set
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$506 Bids
Royal Doulton Mary Countess Howe, HN3007, 640/5000, with certificate and box, approx 24cm H
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Royal Doulton Mary Countess Howe, HN3007, 640/5000, with certificate and box, approx 24cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD604 Bids
Three various Royal Doulton trios incl
Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
Three various Royal Doulton trios incl
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD454 Bids
Collection Royal Doulton incl
Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
Collection Royal Doulton incl
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD504 Bids
Royal Doulton Booths Floradora Majestic Collection
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Royal Doulton Booths Floradora Majestic Collection
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$113 Bids
Royal Doulton Sara, HN 2265, approx 20cm H
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Royal Doulton Sara, HN 2265, approx 20cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD303 Bids
Royal Doulton "Ye Canterbury Pilgrams" loving mug, approx 14.5cm H
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Royal Doulton "Ye Canterbury Pilgrams" loving mug, approx 14.5cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD503 Bids
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10 Royal Doulton Flambe Animals
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
10 Royal Doulton Flambe Animals
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $100- $200
$1002 Bids
Royal Doulton Pirate & Captain teapot, D7182, limited Edition 73/1500, approx 17cm Dia
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Royal Doulton Pirate & Captain teapot, D7182, limited Edition 73/1500, approx 17cm Dia
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD502 Bids
Selection of Royal Doulton miniature Toby jugs, approx 6cm and smaller (6)
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Selection of Royal Doulton miniature Toby jugs, approx 6cm and smaller (6)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD302 Bids
Royal Doulton Great Britain Coffee Mug, Badges
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Royal Doulton Great Britain Coffee Mug, Badges
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Royles Patent Toilet Aquarius
Oct 23, 8:30 AM EDT
Royles Patent Toilet Aquarius
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$402 Bids
Hannah Barlow for Doulton Lambeth, a stoneware jug,
Oct 28, 10:00 AM BST
Hannah Barlow for Doulton Lambeth, a stoneware jug,
by Cheffins
Est: £200- £400
£2001 Bid
ROYAL DOULTON "PIEDMONT" CHINA SET
Oct 25, 6:00 PM PDT
ROYAL DOULTON "PIEDMONT" CHINA SET
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Two large Royal Doulton bone china Bowl of Flowers ornaments
Oct 24, 11:00 AM AEST
Two large Royal Doulton bone china Bowl of Flowers ornaments
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
Collection to incl
Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
Collection to incl
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
Antique Royal Doulton England C.D. Gibson Plates
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique Royal Doulton England C.D. Gibson Plates
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Pair of Antique Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Vases
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair of Antique Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Vases
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $400- $800
$1001 Bid
Vintage Royal Doulton English Rose part service
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Vintage Royal Doulton English Rose part service
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD801 Bid
Royal Doulton Country Cottages part service, approx 16cm H
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Royal Doulton Country Cottages part service, approx 16cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD901 Bid
Royal Doulton "Lytton" China Pieces
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Royal Doulton "Lytton" China Pieces
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid

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