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Vintage/Antique Pottery — Mullard

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 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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