Though a latecomer compared to other similar companies such as Wedgewood and Royal Crown Derby, its reputation managed to grow and it is still recognized as one of the top producers of fine giftware, porcelain, glassware, and collectibles. Royal Doulton - Ltd and Numbered Edition Flambe Character Jug ' The Pharaoh ' D7028. First named Watts & Doulton, the company started as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts with a factory in London. Doulton and Company of England was founded in 1853.
has long been known for its fine dinnerware, figurines, and art pottery.
The company changed partners several times over the following years, and by 1890, had 350 modelers and designers employed.
At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Doulton products won acclaim, furthering its popularity.
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Another Doulton, John's brother Henry, produced drainpipes.
When John Watts retired in 1853, John and Henry Doulton joined forces and became Doulton & Co.