Doulton and Co. Limited
Other names: Royal Doulton Potteries
Active: 1865 -
Function: Art pottery manufacturer
Policy: 1910 - Appointed potters to His Majesty the King; Manufacturers of 'Doulton Ware,' 'Lambeth Faïence,' 'Carrara' and architectural stoneware, terracotta etc.
Dates are usually the year a work was exhibited so may differ from date of production.
New entries have been made each time a work was exhibited due to a lack of evidence about the state, medium or edition shown.
Exhibited Niche with terra-cotta group of Madonna and Child
one of company's exhibits in the 1889 ACES exhibition
Exhibited Stoneware figure
at 1910 ACES exhibition
At 1910 ACES exhibition.
Exhibited The Mermaid
Located at City Show Rooms, Cornish House St. Andrew Street London | View on map
Apprenticed Charles Vyse
Went on to model figures for Doulton, no dates are given: see Wilkinson 'Ceramic Artists' (2007), p. 150.
Associates included Arthur Bloomfield
Associates included F. Curley
Associates included J. W. King
Directors included John Salter
1882 - 1914
Art Director of Doulton. See Stuart 'People of the Potteries' (1985), p. 193.
Employed John Eyre
Employed George Simworth
Employed Mark Villers Marshall
1895 (Presumed) - 1910 (Presumed)
Employees included Victor Gleaves
See Eyles 'The Doulton Burslem Wares' (1980), p. 163, no dates are given.
Employees included Percival Ball
In 1865 comissioned by Henry Doulton to design a series of oversized heads, sculpted in terracotta for the Doulton Factory [see Wilkinson, 'Ceramic Artists' (2007), p. 17].
Employees included John Slater
1875 (Circa) - 1906 (Circa)
See Haggar (1947), unpaged.
Employees included Harry Barnard
1880 - 1895
Described in Reilly and Savage, 'The Dictionary of Wedgwood' (1980) as working 'in the Doulton Lambeth Studios under Mark Marshal, making ornamental vases, commemorative jugs ornamented with portrait medallions, and unique exhibition pieces'. Barnard was under manager of the studios in 1884. [summary].
Employees included Charles John Noke
1889 - 1936
First as Chief modeller and then as Art Director (succeeding John Slater) in 1914, worked for Doulton's till his retirement
Employees included Harry Nixon
1900 (Circa) - 1950 (Circa)
Modeller for the company. In 1912-13 Nixon modelled the newly launched series of Doulton figures. See Haggar (1953), p. 46, who suggests the dates c. 1900-1950, and Eyles 'The Doulton Burslem Wares' (1980), p. 169.
Employees included Anne Crawford Acheson
1900 (Presumed) - 1950 (Presumed)
Employees included Gandy
Employees included Harry Fenton
1903 (Circa) - 1953 (Circa)
Modeller at Doulton from 1903-1911 and 1928-1953; modelled character figures and Toby Jugs in the later period: see Eyles 'The Doulton Burslem Wares' (1980), p. 162.
Employees included Cecil J. Noke
1920 - 1954
For the first 16 years he assisted his father and then took over as Art Director in 1936. Stayed at Doulton's till his death
Employer of John Broad
Worked in Doulton's Lambeth studio chiefly in Terracotta [see Wilkinson, 'Ceramic Artists' (2007), p. 38].
Employer of George Tinworth
1867 - 1913
Tinworth was Doulton's principal modeller for most of this period and was given his own studio and assistants
Worked with John Bell
1874 (Circa) - 1876 (Circa)
On the reproduction in terracotta of the 11ft. tall 'America' group (Albert Memorial) to be sent as the centrepiece of the Doulton display to the American Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876. The group is said to have cost £3,000. Bell was assisted in the modelling by George Tinworth.
Descriptions of Business or Institution
Listed in Post Office London Directory, 1900 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
p.1780 Listed as 'Art Pottery Manufacturer'
Listed in Post Office London Directory, 1910 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
p.1361 Listed as 'Art Pottery Manufacturers'
Listed in The London Directory, 1930 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
p.201 Listed as 'Art Pottery Manufacturer'
Arts and Crafts Society: Catalogue of the Second Exhibition.
p.194, pp.205-206, pp.211-213, p.255, p.257 [references given for standard ceramics - vases, dishes, etc. - but further details of such items are not recorded on this database].
Catalogue of the Second Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1895
Cat. Nos. Case 96, Nos. 2, 38, 39, 47, 60, 66, pp. 231, 234, 235, 254
Catalogue of the Spring Exhibition, The City Art Gallery, Leeds 1910
Cat. Nos. 410, 418, pp. 35, 36
Pottery Company Newscuttings, c.1949-present Stoke Local Archives Collection
See various articles dating from 1949 onwards listed in the index to the newscuttings collection under 'Royal Doulton' [summary].
Citing this record
'Doulton and Co. Limited', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib1_1237366763, accessed 31 Jul 2016]