pottery mark query T. Forester Ltd - Phoenix - T F & S
by ann mcintyre
Pottery mark query - T. Forester Ltd - Phoenix - T F & S
pottery mark query T. Forester Ltd - Phoenix - T F & S:- Hi i have acquired a pair of vases
T.Forester Ltd, Phoenix works. Nankin. I have searched everywhere for the stamp but can not find it.
It always has sons but mine does not.
They are black with I think oriental looking tranfers print birds and flowers.
I would appreciate any help thanks for you help
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Pottery mark query - T. Forester Ltd - Phoenix - T F & S
These rare vases are by Thomas Forester, also known as T F & S or PHOENIX CHINA or PHOENIX WARE.
Thomas Forester started out in High Street, Longton, then expanded to Church Street. The Phoenix works were completed in 1879. In the beginning of 1883 Forester took his sons into partnership and the T F & Sons was established.
SO... you get the picture of how old your vases are?
The firm ceased trading in 1959.
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