John Doulton and his partners established a pottery and stoneware business in Lambeth, South London in 1815. The company took the name Doulton in 1853 and became Britain's leading manufacturer of industrial ceramics, art pottery, commemorative items and luxury table-wares, purchasing their Burslem factory in the 1870s. In 1901 King Edward VII conferred the double honor of the royal warrant and the specific right to use the title "Royal". In 2006 Royal Doulton was taken over by the Waterford Wedgwood group, which went into administration in 2009. The company is now part of WWRD Holdings Ltd.
This lovely soup bowl is the "Watteau" pattern and depicts a romantic scene in a garden setting, surrounded by an elegant wide border with rope embossed, scalloped rim. The soup measures 9" across and 1 1/2" in depth. It carries a mark with urn, foliage and "Burslem Doulton England - Watteau", circa 1891-1902. There are no cracks or repairs; a small glaze flake under the outer rim (see photos).
Doulton Burslem Flow Blue "Watteau" Pattern Soup Bowl