Pottery Mark Query KIOTO over B.P. Co
by Bill Osborne
(Trenton Ontario Canada)
Pottery Mark Query KIOTO over B.P. Co:- I have what looks like a large rectangle sugar bowl,
Registry mark on bottom has on top Roman numerals
IV,left side of diamond has a 1,right side has a K,
bottom has a R.Below Roman numerals IV is 22.Below
the diamond is K I'O T O, below K I'O T O is B.P.Co.
From this I figured it is earthenware made in 1883.
Any help will be grateful.
ps. I can send picture if necessary.
Peter (admin) says about "Pottery Mark Query KIOTO over B.P. Co"
There are several china companies which show a BP pottery mark:-
- B P & Co, Bovey Pottery & Co Devon c.1894-1957
- B P & Co, Blyth Porcelain Co Ltd, Longton, c.1905-35 - Preceded by Dresden Porcelain
- B P & Co, Bridge Products Co, Somerset, c.1954-63
- B P & Co, Brownhills Pottery Co. Tunstall, c.1872-96
- B P & Co Ltd, Britannia Pottery Co Ltd, Glasgow, c.1920-35
The only company to fit your date is Brownhills. Urgo.... you have your maker!
I happen to know the Brownhills Pottery Company of Tunstall had the "Kioto" pattern. Kioto was a classical oriental pattern type used by many manufacturers.
I would like to see a photo, just for interest, if you have time. I'll add it to this submission - just upload it on a new form and mark it "Kioto BP & CO Brownhills Photo".
Hope this gets you going in the right direction.
Maybe others might chip in with a bit more.
Thanks for your interesting query
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