Dating royal staffordshire pottery
Her husband, and effective owner of the business, Arthur Colley Shorter died in 1961 and Clarice Cliff-Shorter subsequently sold A. An intriguing legend surrounds Staffordshire’s dog figurines.Staffordshire dogs are some of the most reproduced figurines in the world.Other animal figurines came out of the Staffordshire region, from domesticated dogs to wild animals like zebras, lions, elephants, and more. An archer circa 1825, via Teapotgeorge on Wikimedia Commons, CC 3.0 " data-medium-file="https://i0com/pastandpresent.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/staffs_archer_titcomb.jpg?
The Staffordshire region (an industrial area with the towns Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton) started in the ceramic business in the 17 century thanks to an abundance of local natural materials. A sprawling complex of bottle ovens, kilns and production shops, it lay beside the Trent and Mersey Canal, the artery which provided it with coal and the raw materials for earthenware. The pottery had formerly been operated in turn by Hopkin & Vernon, Hulme & Booth, Thomas Hulme, Burgess & Leigh, and Richard Alcock, who enlarged the works extensively. The pottery was managed by Colley Shorter, an affluent Victorian, and his brother Guy.