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posted by Mabena at 8:17 am
The registration number dates them to 1889
This type of black lustrous glaze is generally knownas ‘Jackfield-type’ after the mid 18th centuryShropshire Pottery said to be the originators of theglaze.Teapots and teakettles with this type of black glossglaze with on glaze polychrome enamel decorations wasproduced by numerous factories as far apart as Glasgowand Bristol, many pots were produced in theStaffordshire area during the late 19th century, andfist half of the 20th century. This fact makes itdifficult to be certain about the manufacturer unlessthey are kind enough to use an identifying factorystamp.The two pots you possess are not necessarily paired,although the original purchasers may well have taken aversion of the teapot and teakettle in the sameon-glaze decoration. The backstamp “Festoon” is thepattern name not the manufacturer.The pots would be worth around perhaps £50 to £60 eachpurchased from a trader, although the market ispresently less strong than in recent years in commonwith antiques in general.
I have just found a jug with a pewter lid of the same design and same marks and reg. no on the bottom. It would be interesting to find anymore information about it, like who made them, etc
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