Superb Quality Rare Large Antique (1920s) English Royal Doulton Hand Painted Glazed Pottery Teapot. Weighs just over 600g. In Excellent condition without any chips or cracks with only minor crazing at the base commensurate with age. Please browse all 12 sets of photographs attached for size, weight and condition as they are self explanatory. Royal Doulton was an English ceramic manufacturing company producing tableware and collectables, dating from 1815. Operating originally in London, its reputation grew in The Potteries, where it was a latecomer compared to Royal Crown Derby, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood, Spode and Mintons. Its products include dinnerware, giftware, cookware, porcelain, glassware, collectables, jewellery, linens, curtains and lighting. Three of its brands were Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Mintons. These brands are now owned by WWRD Holdings Ltd (Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), based in Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent. On 2 July 2015 the acquisition of WWRD by the Finnish company Fiskars Corporation was completed. The Royal Doulton company began as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones, and John Watts, with a factory in Lambeth London around 1815. Doulton products came to the attention of the Royal family. In 1901 King Edward VII granted the Burslem factory the Royal Warrant, allowing the business to adopt new markings and a new name, Royal Doulton. The company added products during the first half of the 20th century while manufacturing fashionable and high-quality bone china. The Lambeth factory closed in 1956 due to clean air regulations. Pearson & Son Ltd, a subsidiary of the Pearson industrial conglomerate acquired Doulton & Co. Pearson & Son owned Allied English Potteries and merged operations into Doulton & Co. All brands from Allied English Potteries and Doulton & Co. Including Royal Doulton, Minton, Beswick, Dunn Bennett, Booths, Colclough, Royal Albert, Royal Crown Derby, Paragon, Ridgway, Queen Anne, Royal Adderley and Royal Adderley Floral were moved under the umbrella of Royal Doulton. However in 2005 Waterford Wedgwood completed a takeover of Royal Doulton acquiring all assets and brands. In September 2005, the Nile Street factory also closed. Along with other Waterford Wedgwood companies, went into administration on 5 January 2009. Royal Doulton is now part of WWRD Holdings Ltd. Some items are now made in the parent company, WWRD Holdings Ltd in Barlaston, south of the Potteries Conurbation. Further production is carried out in abroad including Indonesia and Poland. On 2 July 2015 the acquisition of WWRD by Fiskars Corporation was completed including brands Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Rogaka. The acquisition was approved by the US antitrust authorities. The item “Superb Rare Antique (1920s) Royal Doulton Hand Painted Glazed Pottery Teapot” is in sale since Monday, September 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Royal Doulton”. The seller is “santoor-uk” and is located in Ladywell (Near Eccles), Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.