Royal Doulton is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tableware and collectables. Its family brands include Royal Albert, Beswick and Royal Doulton itself. The roots of the company stretch back over 200 years to the beginning of the British china industry.
John Doulton and partner John Watts established a pottery in Lambeth, south London in 1815. Developed by his son Henry Doulton (later Sir Henry), 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.