Royal Doulton /Royal Dolton /


Royal Doulton /Royal Dolton /

The Royal Doulton manufactory has a long and outstanding pedigree, starting in 1815.

It was then that John Dalton (1793 - 1873) decided to invest in one small English pottery workshop.The business specialized in the production of utility of ceramics (candlesticks for factories and plants, vessels and bottles).A few years later, in 1835, the son of John Dalton, Henry (1820 - 1897), the second child of eight children joined the company's affairs.Henry was only 15 years old then!It was Henry Dalton who brought the company to a new qualitative level and made it prosperous.In 1846, he founded the world's first plant for the production of ceramic drain pipes, pipelines and associated goods in the world.

Since 1853, the manufactory began to be called Doulton & amp;Co.And since 1872, a sign in the form of 4 intertwined letters "D" appeared in the company brand.The marking was modified over time, and four letters “D” were always attended in the brand, until 2005, when the factories were closed in England, the lands were sold, and production was brought to the countries of Southeast Asia.The brand then once again changed, and the sign of the four letters “D” disappeared.How the quality and soul disappeared the once unusually talented and prosperous manufactory.

The modern Royal Doulton today has a large scope at enterprises in Indonesia and Thailand, but their porcelain products are no longer collective value and it is unlikely that something will change over time.

Creations of porcelain figures Royal Doulton.The creation of a porcelain figurine begins with the development of an artistic concept.After the artist made a sketch or sketch, the modeling man made of molding clay makes a form.The model consists of several parts, complex models are assembled from more than 30 parts.Forms for parts from the inside are porous, they absorb moisture and provide an uniform distribution of clay.After drying, parts of the figures from the forms are removed and connected.The seams are thoroughly cleaned and washed.The next stage is the first firing.Interestingly, due to moisture evaporation, the figure is noticeably reduced in size.

Porcelain acquires hardness and final shape.Then the figure is lowered into the icing, then burned for the second time.They paint, burn it again and cover with glaze.Several stages of painting alternating with short firing are necessary to give pearly colors characteristic of Royal Doulton.I would especially like to note that only artists who had at least 10 years of experience at the manufactory were allowed to painted the faces of figures.