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Doulton-Burslem Tureen and Serving Ladle

Circa - 1890's

Made in England


- The Ebay Auction

......and there are another 6 great photos below!!!

Antique 1890's Doulton Tureen and Serving Ladle
The tureen was made around the 1890's and I refer you to the back stamps
The tureen had been in the same family for generations and was never used
There are no chips or cracks to the tureen and lid
The ladle is in great condition
The under dish has fine crazing to its glaze
and there is a small flat chip to the under foot and a very small nick to the foot
On the under dish there is a factory flaw on the under rim that Doulton glazed over
There is no crazing to the main parts of the set
The gilding is in excellent condition
The transfer work is in excellent condition
The tureen measures 20.3cms (8 inches) from handle to handle
Item location - Adelaide, South Australia Australia
This auction ended on Sunday 24th September 2006
The starting price was set at $85.00 and there was only one bid during the auction
And that was Sharon's!!! - so we paid $85.00 plus postage and insurance
......and Sharon feels that is a 'good price'
compared to what she has seen in various Antique Shops she has visited recently!!!


More Photos


The Backstamp


The Pattern Name

A note I sent to the seller on Tuesday 26th September 2006
Do you have any idea of the Pattern Name or Number for this set?
......and the reply
Hi Geoff
We have no idea of the pattern name
There may be a number on the base - but as the item is packed I can not check this out
You will have to have a look when it arrives at your place
Regards, Pete

Well, it arrived - and Sharon loves it!!!

We have examined each piece with a magnifying glass
and only the tureen bowl has any marks or numbers, and below is a photo

It looks to be "29"

Sharon now has the job of tracking the number down!!!
Does it relate to the pattern???
------ Does it relate to the artist???


The Manufacturer and Markings - #01

The following details are from

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Doulton and Co Ltd

Manufacturers of stonewares and earthenwares at Lambeth in London
From approx 1854 to 1956
And also at Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (where porcelains were also made)
From 1882 to the present day

Royal Doulton began as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts, at a factory in Lambeth, London in 1815
There the business specialised in making stoneware articles, such as decorative bottles and salt glaze sewer pipes
Yet stoneware would be the making of this enterprise
The company took on the Doulton name in 1853 when John, and his son Henry, established themselves as makers of fine English stoneware
In 1882 Doulton purchased a small factory from Pinder, Bourne and Co at Nile Street in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, bringing Doulton right to the heart of "The Potteries"
Doulton became increasingly popular, thanks in large part to the artistic direction of John Slater, who worked across a wide variety of figurines, vases, character jugs, and decorative pieces
The sheer popularity of Doulton products also came to the attention of the Royal Family and, in 1901, the Burslem factory was granted the Royal Warrant by the new King, Edward VII
It was this that enabled the business to adopt new back-stamp and a name that would last - Royal Doulton
Between the First and Second Workd Wars, Royal Doulton went on to become synonymous with the finest English china worldwide
That name and reputation continued to grow with flambé ware, titanian ware, and bone china
The old established pottery company Minton effectively merged with Royal Doulton in 1968
Royal Albert, as a part of Allied English Potteries, joined when Royal Doulton merged with AEP in 1971
Since then, the business has combined the current three main brands under a shared identity - Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, and Minton
Now, fine bone china, fine china and Lambethware are the hallmarks of quality from Royal Doulton, alongside a host of tableware and other products from the core brands, such as Old Country Roses by Royal Albert, and Haddon Hall by Minton
Royal Doulton has left it's factory in Burslem having established a state-of-the-art production facility in Indonesia
This was followed by Wedgwood's acquisition of Royal Doulton on January 14, 2005

Standard printed or impressed marks - c.1882

The word 'England' was added from 1891

'Made in England' was added from c.1930 to the present day
Standard printed mark from the Burslem works
- together with an example of the artists initials


The Manufacturer and Markings - #02

The following details are from

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Dating Doulton-Burslem

By 1877 Henry Doulton had established the name of the Doulton Lambeth art wares and set up factories making sanitary, industrial and architectural products in Rowley Regis, St. Helens and Smethwick
He decided to accept an invitation to invest money in Pinder, Bourne and Co., Burslem, a medium-quality earthenware factory
Within ten years he had enlarged the factory three times, built a china works, taken on the largest and most gifted group of artists in the Potteries, and developed for Doulton a reputation for craftsmanship and artistry still identified with Royal Doulton today
There follows a selection of the backstamps most commonly used on Doulton Burslem wares, and some further hints on dating
The information is taken by permission from "The Doulton Burslem Wares" by Desmond Eyles, a compulsory work of reference for any collector of Doulton wares
Between 1878 (when Henry and James Doulton acquired the major interest in the Pinder, Bourne factory in Nile Street, Burslem) and 1882 (when the name of the firm was changed to Doulton and Company, Burslem) existing Pinder, Bourne marks continued in use, such as the name in full - Pinder Bourne Co - and the initials P B and CO - or P B

The coronet was probably added to the earlier mark c.1886 to mark the appointment of Henry Doulton as 'Potter to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales' (later King Edward VII)

'England' was added underneath after 1891

This mark continued in use until 1902

It appears to have been used instead of this one
--especially on bone china products and on the more expensive earthen wares

A simplified version showing only the coronet on a flat base and the word 'Doulton' was also used


Information - #01

A 'Doulton-Burslem Tureen' is listed on Page 237 of......

Though this is of similar shape and design to the tureen Sharon bought,
there are some major differences:-

Sharon's is 20.3cm (8") wide
This one is 38cm (15") wide
This one appears to have much more gilding than Sharon's
eg, handles and ladle
There appears to be light gilding around the edges of each piece
Sharon's is white


Information - #02

(link active as at Monday 25th September 2006)
If you want a general search
to look at all makes of tureens
listed on Ebay


Information - #03


......to look at the details and photos of other "Doulton-Burslem" tureens
that have been sold via Ebay, Antique Shops, etc