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Royal Doulton Tableware

Royal Doulton one of England's iconic china brands, famous worldwide for luxury and elegance in tableware, coupled with skill and artistry in collectables and giftware. Famed for figurines, character jugs, crystal and cutlery, this company relishes in all things for the home. More recently it has worked in collaboration with Gordon Ramsay, to produce an exciting collection of tabletop ranges.

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All Royal Doulton Patterns

1815 - Brights
1815 - Tableware
Bunnykins - Christening
Bunnykins - Nurseryware
Charlene Mullen - Foulard Star
Disney - Winnie The Pooh (Royal Doulton)
Donna Hay Essential Dining
Donna Hay Tea Time
Dorchester Giftware & Stemware
Fable
Fusion White
Gordon Ramsay - Bread Street
Gordon Ramsay - Maze Blue
Gordon Ramsay - Maze Teal
Gordon Ramsay - Maze White
Gordon Ramsay Platinum
Lunar
Newbury
Paolozzi
Promises
Radiance
Street Art - Nick Walker
Street Art - Pure Evil
Toasting Flutes
Viva

Royal Doulton Tableware

Doulton's started life more humbly, taking advantage of the revolution in sanitation during the Victorian period. John Doulton, with his son Henry established the world's first stoneware factory producing pipes, and it went on the become England's top manufacturer of sanitary ware. Expansion soon followed, with the launch of Lambeth Studio, using local designers and artists, they experimented with a variety of materials and glazes to produce highly desirable ornamental ware.

In 1877 Henry Doulton purchased a Nile Street Factory in Burslem, Stoke on Trent and within five years was producing the finest bone china tableware. In 1901 Doulton's was awarded the Royal Warrant by the new king, Edward VII. In honour the company adopted a new logo, the British Lion and new name Royal Doulton.

Innovation was key to the continued success of Royal Doulton, whether it be flambé ware, lady figurines introduced in 1913 or Bunnykins in 1934, it managed to stay ahead with an inspirational design team, including individuals like John Slater and Charles Nokes. By the 1960's it was a powerhouse, shipping tableware worldwide, in a breadth of materials and styles, commanding awe and respect from its competitors. In the 1970's it was involved in a number of mergers to create the Royal Doulton Group, including Royal Albert, Minton and Royal Crown Derby. In 2005 these historic names became part of the Waterford Wedgwood Group.

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