1815 was the year John Doulton founded his now world-famous pottery; and to commemorate that heritage, Royal Doulton has created the 1815 pattern. The pattern is a sublime example of centuries-old English artisan design re-interpreted for today's style of living. Inspired by al fresco dining trends, this refreshing collection of tableware, glassware and giftware reflects a youthful and vibrant expression of relaxed, everday entertaining.
1815 dinnerware make a visual statement of detail, shape and dipped color in three, easy-care settings of white, blue and green porcelain with a simple, but striking silhouette and subtle clear glaze. The handcrafted, artisan quality is aptly characterized by a pressed "1815" potter's mark on the underside of each piece.
As evidenced by the name, Royal Doulton enjoys the distinction of a "Royal Warrant" -- a mark of distinction bestowed upon people or companies who have regularly supplied members of the Royal Family with goods or services. Royal Warrants, regarded as a mark of supreme excellence and quality, cannot be bought or sold.
King Edward awarded the first Royal Warrant to Royal Doulton in 1901. The Doulton Company then became The Royal Doulton Company. Presently, the Royal Doulton brand holds two Royal Warrants, the Royal Albert brand holds two Royal Warrants and the Minton brand holds one.