The Staffordshire mantel dog’s expression can be soft or fierce, deplorable or self-satisfied, inquisitive or pleased.The base coat is layered over with polka dots or brushed patches of rust, copper luster, or black.Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue.
Trading continued right up until 1989 when the company became part of Price & Kensington Potteries.
Source: Arthur Wood tea pot was allocated a four digit pattern number, significant examples being 5525, 6403, 64 or pattern names such as ‘Sandon’.
Source: 1989 part of Price & Kensington Potteries, Longport. Although I am not an appraiser, or an expert in dating pottery, I do collect beautiful teapots and teacups and often go searching for more information on the potter's markings.
I look on the internet and search the pages of the Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks.
Powell & Bishop Origin: Hanley, Staffordshire Date: 1867-1878Formerly: Livesley, Powell & Co.
Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire pottery illustrating over seven hundred different pieces, by Major Cyril Earle, T. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books.
Those in the collection were gathered from a variety of excavations that include Old Sacramento SHP, Old Town San Diego SHP, Monterey SHP, Sonoma SHP and Fort Ross SHP.
The majority of ceramics originated in England and the United States; however, a few originate from France, Germany and Russia.
Below is a selection of back stamps commonly found on Clarice Cliff's pottery from 1927 to 1964.