Antique Stoneware Doulton’s Improved Foot Warmer Lambeth Pottery
Antique Stoneware Doulton’s Improved Foot Warmer Lambeth Pottery. It was manufactured, after 1854, by the company which went on to form Royal Doulton.
The foot warmer is cream coloured with a screw stoneware stopper in green, and a carrying knob/ hand grip. I’m not sure whether or not the stopper is original to the foot warmer, as it is not marked Doulton. However, no-one in the family remembers it having had another stopper for at least the last eighty years!
Both sides are transferred printed with:
Doulton’s Improved Foot warmer
- 25cm/ 9.8″ width
- 14cm/ 5.5″ height
- 8.5cm/3.4 ” depth.
The foot warmer is in good condition with no cracks or chips.
Some History For you!
- John Doulton and John Watts established a pottery and porcelain in Lambeth, South London, in 1815.
- The company was originally known as Doulton and Watts until 1858 when Doulton’s son, Henry, entered the business.
- The company name changed to Doulton and Co. Ltd and became Britain’s leading manufacturer of art pottery and tableware. In addition to sanitary ware, pipes, bottles and other industrial ceramics.
- Doulton bought the Pinder Bourne pottery factory, in Nile Street, Burslem , Staffordshire in 1877.
- This factory produced fine bone china and became the main Royal Doulton factory after the closure of the Lambeth pottery in 1956.