C & S Ltd or G & S Ltd on Pottery Mark
by William Cameron
C & S Ltd or G & S Ltd on Pottery Mark:- It is a black glazed pottery tea service, with a border.
Inside are light brown twirls, with alternating turquoise or white or coral dots around a circular pattern.
Under that looks to be a light gold line circling the cups and saucers and cake plates, under the border and on the rim.
My German wife's aunt was a seamstress and took the tea set...as part of payment for making a dress some time between the two World Wars.
What ever word is above C & S Ltd, is too cut off to read.
(Much still lost in cartons in the cellar.)
C & S Ltd
Rd No. 236511 ( after 1883)
Made in England (after 1900)
I would like to know what company made C & S Ltd or anything else pertaining to it.
Update from William
Murphy is my god! Five minutes after I sent in the question, at the bottom of the box was two cups with the full name of the company I had tried to find.
It Was Not C & S Ltd, but G & S Ltd.
Gibson & Son Ltd
How ever any help on info on this company would be nice.
reply by Peter (admin) below - just scroll down...
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- C & S Ltd or G & S Ltd on Pottery Mark
Gibson & Sons (Ltd), were notably manufacturers of earthenware Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Founded around 1885
and traded until the mid 1970's. They were previously Gibson, Sudlow & Co.
They became a limited company in 1905, so G & S LTD was typical of marks after 1905+
HP Co, BURSLEM, ENGLAND was another mark with H being for Harvey Pottery Co.
Albany was another of the pottery factories operated by Gibson.
Other trade names inc:-
'Silvoe Art Ware'
'Windsor Art Ware'
In 1913 the company won a Diploma of Honour at the Ghent International Exhibition and dsigned a special edition pottery mark to go with it.
Other special editions included ones for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco c.1930
On the earlier marks there was the use of 'BURSLEM' 'ENGLAND' and the marks after 1950 say 'STAFFORDSHIRE' 'ENGLAND'
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