There is a business whose name is synonymous with both dinner plates and bathroom suites – an English ceramic and home accessories manufacturer with a history stretching back to 1815. Operating originally in Vauxhall, London as Jones, Watts & Doulton, and later moving to Lambeth, the company became Doulton & Co (later Royal Doulton) and would go on, in 1882, to open a factory in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, in the centre of the Potteries area of England. Today it is a part of Waterford Wedgwood and after this group had gone into administration in 2009 it became fully owned by a Finnish company, the Fiskars Corporation. Royal Doulton had already closed its Nile Street, Burslem factory in 2005 and sold it to developers so that today the majority of Doulton pieces are made in Indonesia; however, some higher-quality items are still being manufactured in England at Waterford Wedgwood’s facility in Barlaston, to the south of the Potteries – and the brand’s legacy remains.