Sir Henry Doulton toby jug modeled by Douglas V. Tootle and produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, in a 1992 limited edition of 350. Sir Henry Doulton (1820 - 1897) was an English businessman, inventor and manufacturer of pottery, instrumental in developing the firm of Royal Doulton. In 1846 he initiated in Lambeth the pipe works, focusing on the manufacture of the drainage and sanitary appliances which helped to make the firm of Doulton famous. In 1870 the manufacture of art pottery was begun at Lambeth using the skills of students from the Lambeth School of Art. The company exhibited at the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia. In 1877, works were opened at Burslem, where almost every variety of porcelain and earthenware has been produced. After the Paris exhibition of 1878, Henry Doulton was made a Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur. On August 12, 1887, Doulton received the honor of a knighthood, a few years after he was awarded the Albert Medal by the Royal Society of Arts in 1885. A stoneware vase with a profile of Henry's father, John Doulton, is featured on the handle.