- Sir Henry Doulton (1820-1897) enjoyed the benefits of a good education. He discovered the art of making glazed earthenware, and he revolutionized the field of sanitation. Previously, drains had been mostly channels of bricks, which absorbed and distributed the deleterious matter they conveyed.The Doulton enterprise became known for its fine porcelains, which were particularly successful in the United States and Canada. Sir Henry turned his full attention from industrial earthenware to the demands of the domestic market. His development of the standard of art in the design and manufacture of pottery made Doulton ware famous throughout the world. In 1901 the company was authorized to market its products as Royal Doulton (the royal mark appeared in 1902). The company, now under the name of Doulton Fine China, was appointed supplier to Queen Elizabeth II in 1968.Today the firm of Royal Doulton is regarded as one of the leading designers and manufacturers of high quality pottery.
Dictionary of eponyms. Morton S. Freeman. 2013.
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