Renowned as one of the worlds finest producers of tableware, Royal Doulton has a rich history which dates back to 1815 in Lambeth, South London where John Doulton and his partner John Watts established their pottery.
In 1882, Doulton purchased a small factory called Pinder, Bourne & Co, at Nile Street in Burslem, Staffordshire; part of The Potteries, where the Royal Doulton companies reputation flourished. Tablewares and Art Pottery were being produced alongside industrial ceramics. Also, by 1882, this branch of Doulton's operation was making bone china (porcelain containing bone ash).
Developed by his son Henry Doulton, it became Britain's leading manufacturer of sanitary wares and other industrial ceramics as well as a major producer of art pottery and of ornamental and commemorative pieces, and tablewares.
The Lambeth Studio in London continued in existence until 1956, and until recent years the Doulton production has been concentrated at Burslem.
Today, Royal Doulton is owned by the Waterford/Wedgwood group. As of 2005, the majority of Royal Doulton wares are made in the Far East, and Indonesia.
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal-fall is past
When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
On sunny days a moment overcast;
And comes that other fall we name the fall.
He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.
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