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Clarice Cliff, A. J. Wilkinson Ltd, Newport Pottery, Shorter & Son Ltd

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Clarice Cliff, A. J. Wilkinson Ltd, Newport Pottery, Shorter & Son Ltd

Clarice Cliff, A. J. Wilkinson Ltd, Newport Pottery, Shorter & Son Ltd: What Do They Have In Common? The latter three were all factories owned by the Shorter family and they worked in close co-operation. 

The ‘Shorter & Bolton’ business was founded as a partnership between Arthur Shorter and James Bolton in 1872, in Stoke, Staffordshire, UK.  In 1891, after the death of his brother in law, Shorter commenced managing A.J Wilkinson.

Where does Clarice Cliff fit in? Read the rest of the blog to find out more!

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What Is A Wall Pocket Vase? Blog By Mullard Antiques

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What Is A Wall Pocket Vase? Blog By Mullard Antiques

What Is A Wall Pocket Vase? Blog By Mullard Antiques

Today, we probably think of a Wall Pocket Vase as a flat backed ceramic vase, which can be wall mounted and filled with flowers but they are much more versatile than this.

They had, and still have, a multitude of uses including displaying fresh and dried flowers, living plants, herbs, storing soap bars, pan scrubs, hair and tooth brushes, filing papers, and house keys, and more!

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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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