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 become 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 ceased in 1956 with the closure of this factory.
|Impressed , Moulded or incised Marks on Stoneware and terracotta Products 1827 to 1858|
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.
|Impressed mark used from c. 1869 to 1887 , the date was added to the oval mark between 1872 to 1877.|
|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.|
|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 their 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
1880 to 1932, same rules as above
c.1879 to 1914
1887 to 1924
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,