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Henry Doulton's pottery Henry Doulton's pottery

Relief: Henry Doulton's pottery

Erection date: 1878

Inscription

{A plinth at the lower right carries Tinworth's monogram}:
GT

Vauxhall History gives: "Doulton worked closely with the renowned Lambeth School of Art and several well-known artists worked for the firm, including George Tinworth, the Barlow sisters, Arthur B Barlow, Mark Marshall, Frank A Butler, John Broad and W Rowe."

Other than the man in the background this is a sculpture of high relief showing six figures. English Buildings identifies Henry Doulton (seated towards the right); Hannah Barlow (the only woman, seated at the left); George Tinworth (centre, holding the pot) leaving three unnamed figures: the man carrying the board of pots is probably an anonymous worker; the other two may be, anonymous, customers.

Site: Henry Doulton's pottery (1 memorial)

SE1, 26 Black Prince Road

Built 1878 by R. Stark Wilkinson (1843–1936) as the Doulton Lambeth Pottery.  Closed in 1956. The Listing confirms that it covers the whole block, not just this extravagant corner which was probably the showrooms so this was the entrance for the customers. This 1895 map (where Black Prince Road is 'Broad Street') shows that the pottery used to occupy buildings to the north and south as well; only this block remains.

Isn't Victorian pride and confidence amazing? Barlow had joined the company only 7 years, Tinworth only 11 years, before this building was erected. Yet Doulton was self-assured enough to include not just his own portrait but theirs as well at the entrance to the building. Most modern companies occupy anonymous buildings with branding that can be rapidly removed and replaced, and certainly does not identify any of the individuals involved.

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Henry Doulton's pottery

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Hannah Barlow

Born Bishop's Stortford. Studied at Lambeth School of Art. Began work at Doul...

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Sir Henry Doulton

Businessman, inventor and manufacturer of pottery. Born Vauxhall Walk where h...

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George Tinworth

Ceramic artist. Born 6 Milk Street, SE5. The whole area has been rebuilt but ...

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Henry Doulton's pottery

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Royal Doulton / Doulton Potteries

Ceramic manufacturing company. Began with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth...

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George Tinworth

Ceramic artist. Born 6 Milk Street, SE5. The whole area has been rebuilt but ...

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