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The pottery manufacturer is the oldest privately held porcelain factory in Bavaria.
The company produces dinnerware, tea sets and dining accessories.
Operating originally in London, its reputation grew in the area known as The Potteries, where it was a relative latecomer compared to other leading names such as Spode, Wedgwood and Minton.
Today, its products include dinnerware, giftware, cookware, porcelain, glassware, collectables, jewellery, linens, curtains, and lighting, among other items.
Doulton art director John Slater recognized the growing trend toward gleaming porcelain pieces in brilliant colors, and he saw this new acquisition as an opportunity to move aggressively into these enamel on glaze decorations.
By 1885, Doulton was producing world-class wares for an international clientele.
The Royal Doulton company takes its name from John Doulton.
By 1871, Henry Doulton had launched a studio at the Lambeth pottery and offered work to designers and artists from a local art school.Other porcelain pieces include stylized figurines like ladybugs, devils, flowers, chickens and other farm animals.The Royal Doulton Company is one of the most renowned English companies producing tableware and collectables, with a history dating back to 1815.produced commemorative bone-china pieces for Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, and by 1904 had earned a Royal Warrant. As of July 2014, two basic Royal Bayreuth pottery marks have been in use since 1968.