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Each new generation of potters and ceramic artists strives to improve on its predecessors' work.Our world famous figures, ornaments and fine china take shape before your eyes as you are guided through every facet of our centuries old creative art.This unique gallery, at the Doulton Fine China Nile Street Pottery, Burslem, traces the story of Doulton from its foundation in 1815 and includes the world famous collection of several hundred rare figures.The gallery is named after Sir Henry Doulton, son of the founder of the company, who was the first potter ever to be knighted for services to ceramic art.The logo with the royal crown was used especially on bone china and expensive earth wares. During this time periods, the recognisable Doulton logo was introduced.
During this period, the simple Doulton Burslem England stamp with four interlocking ‘D’s was common on Royal Doulton pieces.From this Royal Warrant the company was then able to trade as ‘Royal Doulton‘, the name we are familiar with today.The majority of the ornaments and dinnerware are now made in Indonesia.They began producing pottery in a small factory in England trading under the name ‘Jones, Watts and Doulton‘.Their speciality at this time was salt glazed stoneware.
To find the year of production, you would need to add 1927 to the number that appears next to the backstamp.