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Most probably the mark was applied at the time of decoration when each piece would have been handled individually to apply the painted or transfer printed pattern. The well recognised ‘standard’ Doulton mark or backstamp is that including the ‘lion, crown and roundel’ introduced in 1901 and used in various forms to the 1990s.
From 1901 to 1922 the standard mark appears with the words ‘Royal Doulton’ and ‘England’.
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Royal Doulton got its start in 1815 as Doulton Pottery, an industrial stoneware company in Lambeth, England, that made ale and porter bottles, covered jars, and garden vases, as well as outdoor statues and fountains.
(These jugs, which some people call mugs, proved so popular, they were made by Doulton until 1956, when the Lambeth factory closed.) When Watts retired in 1853, the company became Doulton & Co.