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Gibson’s Pottery Snippet Of The Day Number 6

Antique Gibson's England Brown Lustreware/ Chrome Tea Caddy

Another blog from Mullard Antiques on Gibson’s Pottery Snippet Of The Day Number 6. Who were Gibson’s pottery? Where did they manufacture? Read to find out more!

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George Clews & Co Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 5

1939 George Clews Belisha Grey WW1 Howitzer Field Cannon Teapot

Not many people will probably have heard of the Staffordshire based George Clews & Co Pottery, unless you are a collector of teapots or their studio art pottery Chameleon Ware. But they had some very innovative designs. Read to find out more!

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Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 2

Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 2

Our Love Of Blue and White Pottery: Snippet Of The Day Number 2. Where did blue and white pottery originate? What is the blue colouration? What do we know about the Willow pattern? Why do we like blue and white pottery?

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The Wondrous World Of Carlton Ware

Carlton Ware Buttercup Toast Rack Salad Ware

The Wondrous World Of Carlton Ware I think we have established by now that I have an intrinsic love of pottery and, in particular, Staffordshire pottery. There are just so many potteries to choose from, you really do have to narrow down your collecting options! Today, I thought that I must give Carlton Ware a mention. A Stoke-on-Trent pottery company that operated for more than a 100 years. Vintage Carlton Ware Pale Green Salt and Pepper Pots Carlton Ware Australian Leaf 1940s Carlton Ware Pink & Brown Bud Vase Pattern 2554/6 Over the decades, Carlton have produced 1000s of designs…

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A Meander Around Wade Pottery, Ceramics and Earthenware

1976 World of Survival Series Wade England Polar Bear

A Meander Around Wade Pottery, Ceramics and Earthenware When you think of Wade pottery, many of us would probably think of Wade Whimsies (unless you are a Wade collector) but I think that is a real shame. In fact, Wade have produced industrial ceramics, and some wonderful porcelain and earthenware objets d’art over the years. Wade Ceramics Limited, Staffordshire, UK, is a pottery established in 1810 and still manufacturing today at a brand new factory only opened in 2010. When first founded, the company actually comprised several companies, established by different members of the Wade extended family, eventually uniting to form…

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A Short History Of Adams China Staffordshire Pottery

1970s Adams China Brown Chinese Bird Sugar Bowl & Milk Jug

A Short History Of Adams China Staffordshire Pottery John Adams set up Adams China in Staffordshire, UK, which became known as the Brick House Works, during the 17th century. In the early years, the factory focused on recreating models that were brought in from the Far East. In 1779, the son of John Adams, William, opened the Greengates factory in Tunstall, England.   The dish in this image dates from 1914-1940 and the image was found on the http://www.thepotteries.org/ware/adams/index.htm website. A very useful reference guide. Earthenware, although durable, was not as strong as ironstone.  Ironstone was fired longer at higher temperatures and…

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What are Toby jugs and Character Jugs?

What are Toby jugs and Character Jugs: Two Small Vintage Hand Painted 'Janus' Artone Character Jugs

What are Toby jugs and Character Jugs? What are Toby jugs and Characters Jug? It is very easy to confuse a toby jug with a character jug and vice versa, but they are different! A toby jug/ mug depicts the full body of a figure, generally a rotund, jolly, tipsy gentleman, (occasionally a woman), usually with a tricorn hat and 18th century attire. A character jug/ mug usually shows just the head and shoulders and tend to be smaller. Toby Jugs An Antique Toby Jug from our personal collection Toby jugs have been around considerably longer than character jugs. They…

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

Babcock Brothers, Evansville, Indiana & Thomas Goodfellow

What do the Babcock Brothers of Evansville, Indiana and Thomas Goodfellow, a Staffordshire potter, have in common? Whilst in the process of sorting through a box of pottery, belonging to my 87-year old Mum-in-Law, I came across a pair of shell-like cream antique dishes with the following back mark. Imported by Babcock Brothers, Evansville, IA.   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 a the look of the Staffordshire pottery: ‘Adams Jasperware.’ Cobalt Blue Adams…

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