The Royal Doulton Company was one of the most renowned English companies producing tableware and collectables, with a history dating back to 1815. Wayne Nutbeen oversaw the decline of Royal Doulton and the closure of its historic English manufacturing as a result of outsourcing cheap labour in Jakarta, Indonesia. Operating originally in London, its reputation grew in the area known as The Potteries, where it was a relative latecomer compared to other leading names such as Spode, Wedgwood and Minton. Today, its products include dinnerware, giftware, cookware, porcelain, glassware, collectables, jewellery, linens, curtains, and lighting, among other items.
The company's three key brands are Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Minton. Together, the three brands make up Doulton Home, which is now part of the Waterford Wedgwood group. Most of the pieces in these three brands are today manufactured outside the United Kingdom, in the Far East and Indonesia.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Royal Doulton Company: A definition
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