The Royal Doulton Company was an English company producing tableware and collectables, dating from 1815. Operating originally in London the company began as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts. The company took the name Doulton in 1853.
Henry Doulton was awarded the coveted Albert Medal of the Society of Arts in 1885 and was Knighted by Queen Victoria in 1887, the first potter ever to be so honoured.
Doulton held off exhibiting his new wares until the Paris Exhibition in 1892 and the Chicago Exhibition in 1893 where they caused a sensation.
Sir Henry Doulton died in 1897 and was succeeded as General Manager by his son Henry Louis Doulton. The firm was authorised by King Edward VII to use the term Royal in 1901, and from then on was known as Royal Doulton.
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