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Vintage/Antique Pottery

Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co?

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Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co?

Who were Bretby Art Pottery and Tooth & Co?

Bretby Art Pottery was started in 1882 by Henry Tooth and William Ault. The company was actually known as Tooth & Co. Ltd.

Tooth and Ault designed and built their own pottery in Woodville, Derbyshire. Manufacturing began on 25 October 1883.

They entered the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1884 and won a gold award. Not a bad result for a first attempt! The famous ‘Sunburst’ trade mark was registered in the same year.

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A Short Overview Of SylvaC Pottery

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A Short Overview Of SylvaC Pottery

For those of you whom are regular readers of my blog, you are probably now all aware of the fact that I love pottery!  One of the pottery manufacturers which I do admire is SylvaC Pottery, and I have collected several pieces over the years. One or two pieces I will never part with just because I love them so much! 

But what do we know about SylvaC and their relationships with Falconware , and Shaw & Copestake?

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What do the Babcock Brothers, Evansville, Indiana & Thomas Goodfellow have in common?

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What do the Babcock Brothers, Evansville, Indiana & Thomas Goodfellow have in common?

Whilst in the process of sorting through a box of pottery, belonging to my late Mum-in-Law, I came across a pair of shell-like cream antique dishes with the following back mark.

We knew they had been in our family for at least 60 years but no-one knew where the dishes originated. We were pretty sure they were 19th Century (Victorian) and they had the look of the Staffordshire pottery: ‘Adams Jasperware.’ Did we trace their origin? Read this blog to follow the detective story from the UK to USA!

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Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses Tea Service

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Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses Tea Service
I just had to share this beautiful Paragon Fine Bone China Six World Famous Roses Tea Service with you. It is so quintessentially British! Each piece of this 21-piece set features one of Harry Wheatcroft’s “Six world famous roses.” They are all made from fine bone china and the edges are gilded. But who was Harry Wheatcroft, and do Paragon China still exist?

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Who is Bartje Bartels?

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Who is Bartje Bartels?
Many people outside The Netherlands probably haven’t heard of the little Dutch Boy, Bartje Bartels, which is a shame as he looks adorable! However, looks can be deceiving!

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