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Whether you are a serious collector of Doulton figurines or want a couple of cute Toby Jugs to decorate a shelf, having an up to date Royal Doulton price guide helps you to make an informed buying decision based on the current market price.From its early beginning in 1815, the London-based Doulton Company grew to become one of the most well known pottery companies in the world.
In 1901 King Edward VII sold the Burslem factory the Royal Warrant, allowing the business to adopt new markings and a new name, Royal Doulton. In 1939 Gilbert Bayes created the friezes that showed the history of pottery through the ages.
The Royal Doulton company began as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts, with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London trading as Jones, Watts & Doulton in 1815.
After Martha Jones left the partnership in 1820, the trade name was changed to Doulton & Watts. By 1871, Henry Doulton, John's son, launched a studio at the Lambeth pottery, and offered work to designers and artists from the nearby Lambeth School of Art.
Royal Doulton Tableware Ltd was a subsidiary of Doulton & Co. On 30 September 2005, the Nile Street factory closed.
Ltd, itself a subsidiary of the Pearson Group Doulton & Co. Royal Doulton Ltd., along with other Waterford Wedgwood companies, went into administration on 5 January 2009. Some items are now made in the parent company, WWRD Holdings Ltd in Barlaston, south of the Potteries Conurbation.