Royal Doulton; the renowned producers of some of the world’s finest china, and makers of some of the most highly sort after collectible figurines, started in 1815 with John Doulton after he developed his name as one of the best pot throwers of the times in London.
Skills and work ethics, led to various partnerships, business name changes, and moves that would one day lead to the creation of the Royal Doulton brand. Henry Doulton, John’s 2nd son, joined the firm in 1835 at the age of 15 years. Doulton products, a large variety of popular figurines, character jugs, vases, and domestic-wares so impressed Queen Victoria that she knighted Henry Doulton in 1887. King Edward Vll in 1901, bestowed upon the Burslem factory the Royal Warrant as well as allowing it to adopt its new name, Royal Doulton. Henry died in 1897.