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      Royal Doulton traces its ancestry back to Jones , Watts & Doulton potter in Lambeth in 1815. By 1826 the company was trading as Doulton & Watts, and in 1853 bacome Doulton & Co. The turn of the century was the granting of the Royal Warrant and permission to use the world Royal. The history of Doulton Lambeth cesed in 1956 with the closure of this factory. 

       Doulton Watts Marks - William Cross Impressed , Moulded or incised Marks on Stoneware and terracotta Products 1827 to 1858


       Doulton Lambeth Marks - William Cross

      Usually Impressed marks on plain brown stoneware 1858 to 1891 ( no england added )

      After 1891 England was added used in this mark until c.1956, sometimes found on faience pieces as well.


       Dating Doulton Lambeth Impressed Oval - William Cross Impressed mark used from c. 1869 to 1887 , the date was added to the oval mark between 1872 to 1877. 


       Doulton Lambeth Circle Mark - William Cross Much the same as the oval mark above , sometimes the date is in the circle, most times the date is under like this or just off on its own. 


       Doulton Lambeth Wheel mark This mark can come impressed or printed on pieces. C.1880 to 1902 , as with the above marks the word England was added after 1891


      During these marks Doulton created numerous lines/ styles or types of wares. Each of these lines had there own individual marks like silicon ware , Faience , Impasto and carrara to name a few . They are as follows , 


      1873 to 1914, with the same rules as above 

      Doulton Lambeth Faience - William Cross  


      1880 to 1932, same rules as above 

      Doulton Lambeth -Silicon Mark - William Cross


      c.1879 to 1914

      Doulton Lambeth Mark - Impasto Mark - William Cross


      1887 to 1924

      Doulton Lambeth - Carrara Ware- William Cross

      Along with the above specialty marks Doulton did use the the more common crown and lion backstamp as well. 

      1902 to 1956 & 1922-1956 respectively,  

      Doulton Lambeth Crown & Lion - William Cross