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Royal Doulton

All About Royal Doulton China

Brand: Royal Doulton Country HQ: England Year Founded: 1815 

Company Status: Active Founded By: John Doulton

Makers of: China

Description: The Royal Doulton company has been in operation since 1815, though it did not always go by that name. Under the direction of founder John Doulton, the company made many stoneware pieces and began getting recognition for its high quality products. The founder's son Henry took over in 1871, and by 1887, his work plus that of designer John Slater had quite a great reputation and even royal families were noticing. To company was given the opportunity and resources to expand in 1901, and after doing so, they finally adopted the Royal Doulton name.

Royal Doulton now operates as part of WWRD Holdings, along with Waterford and Wedgwood. To this day, the company has continued its history of producing beautiful and high quality ceramics in a variety of patterns. Many Royal Doulton patterns are highly valuable, and a few of their most popular sets include Biltmore, Carlyle, and Royal Gold.