C & S Ltd or G & S Ltd on Pottery Mark

by William Cameron
(Heidelberg, Germany)

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.)

I have
C & S Ltd
Greek Border
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.

Thank you.

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

Hi Bill

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'
'Royal Harvey'

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'

As for values, people need to take into account the changing market in the current economy. Items fetching premium prices a couple of years ago are no longer, and other things becoming 'fashionable'. This is the realm of the experts and I have a special page where you get tips on researching china values and liase with experts.

I know you might have been in a hurry, but photos are a great help to this website. Please upload two photos - one of the item and one of the pottery mark.

What this good habit does is keep a public record on this site for everyone to benefit from.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-

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Albany & Harvey Potteries (Burslem)
by: Angela Moran

I have one large teapot in light blue with dark blue flowers lined with gold! also a large milk jug and teaplate! All 3 have E G &S Ltd and have
hand witten numbers -
Teapot 4453R
Milk jug 4453C
teaplate 4453C

Albany & Harvey Potteries (Burslem)
by: Angela Moran

I have one large teapot in light blue with dark blue flowers lined with gold! also a large milk jug and teaplate! All 3 have E G &S Ltd and have
hand witten numbers -
Teapot 4453R

Milk jug 4453C

Teaplate 4453C
Would be interested in selling!

by: Rheal

I have a piece of Pottery
Made by: G & S Ltd

It is in mint condition, date between c. 19909 - 1911. Hand written in the bottom of the teapot A534 and 4'40
It look like it was dip in a soft golden color acid wash of some sort.
What would be the value in dollars?

Valuations of Vintage and Antique China
by: Peter (admin)

For valuation advice go here:

My vintage and antique china values page

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by: The Forum Help Elf

Peter has a rule that we don't discuss values in this pottery mark identification forum and leave the discussion of money to Peter's Antiques Roadshow style service (see right treasure chest logo). This post by Tina is a classic example of why this area is such a can of worms, best left to experts.

However, Tina's comment is the exception that proves the rule - and some. Tina, do you have a sense of humour? Because I think someone is pulling your leg. The last auction result I could find of a Albany and Harvey toilet set was sold for $125 dollars. So not quite $20,000 then!

Here's and extract from the auctioneer's sales records, Mar 20th, 2010, New Orleans Auction, St. Charles Gallery, Inc.

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    Estimate $75 - $125
    Starting Bid $60

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