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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Vintage Royal Doulton "Raby Rose" 21 Piece tea set.
Nov 28, 7:00 PM AEDT
Vintage Royal Doulton "Raby Rose" 21 Piece tea set.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1006 Bids
7 Vintage Royal Doulton Small Vases/Toothpick Holders - "Marina", "Woodley Dale", "Wattle", etc.
Nov 28, 7:00 PM AEDT
7 Vintage Royal Doulton Small Vases/Toothpick Holders - "Marina", "Woodley Dale", "Wattle", etc.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD505 Bids
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George Harrison D6727 - Odd Size - Royal Doulton Character Jug
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
George Harrison D6727 - Odd Size - Royal Doulton Character Jug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$604 Bids
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Ringo Starr D6726 - Odd Size - Royal Doulton Character Jug
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Ringo Starr D6726 - Odd Size - Royal Doulton Character Jug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$504 Bids
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Antique Doulton Burslem Floral Jardiniere
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Antique Doulton Burslem Floral Jardiniere
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$603 Bids
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Antony and Cleopatra D6728 (Doublefaced) - Large - Royal Doulton Character Jug
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
Antony and Cleopatra D6728 (Doublefaced) - Large - Royal Doulton Character Jug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $25- $50
$52 Bids
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Old Salt D6554 - Small - Royal Doulton Character Jug
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
Old Salt D6554 - Small - Royal Doulton Character Jug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $15- $30
$12 Bids
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John Lennon, Prototype - Mid - Royal Dolton Charater Jug
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
John Lennon, Prototype - Mid - Royal Dolton Charater Jug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$902 Bids
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Dickens Napkin Rings Boxed Set of 6 - Royal Doulton Dickens
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Dickens Napkin Rings Boxed Set of 6 - Royal Doulton Dickens
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $400- $800
$102 Bids
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Doulton Lambeth British Political Wall Plaque
Dec 04, 9:00 AM EST
Doulton Lambeth British Political Wall Plaque
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$102 Bids
4 Large Royal Doulton Character Jugs - Sairey D5528, Granny (A), Gone Away D6531 and Henry 8th D6642.
Nov 28, 7:00 PM AEDT
4 Large Royal Doulton Character Jugs - Sairey D5528, Granny (A), Gone Away D6531 and Henry 8th D6642.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
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Antique Mark Marshall Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Pitcher
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Antique Mark Marshall Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Pitcher
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$1402 Bids
A collection of porcelain including Royal Doulton and Royal Albert
Nov 28, 10:00 AM AEDT
A collection of porcelain including Royal Doulton and Royal Albert
by Gibson's Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1002 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Royal Doulton


Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Bargain Hunt Auctions

Bargain Hunt Auctions

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Designer Homes of Central Florida

South Bay Auctions Inc

South Bay Auctions Inc