F and Son Bute Ware Jug and bowl

F and Son Bute Ware Jug and bowl

F and Son Bute Ware Jug and bowl

eBay Listing :-

F & S Bute Ware matching 1833 Jug and Bowl “Shabby Chic” Floral Wash Jug Bowl

eBay Item Description :-

F & S Bute Ware Jug and matching 1833 Bowl
Vintage 1833 date on Bowl with a matching Jug by :-
Ford and Son from Burslem Middleport England
“Shabby Chic” Floral Wash Jug and Bowl Set

Very elegant large jug and bowl typical of this period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(sadly the bowl is cracked)

There is small crack to the top rim of the bowl that requires restoration.

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The following information is from :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burslem

Burslem :

Burslem is sited on the eastern ridge of the Fowlea Valley, the Fowlea being one of the main early tributaries of the River Trent. Burslem embraces the areas of Middleport, Dalehall, Longport, Westport, Trubshaw Cross, and Brownhills. The Trent & Mersey Canal cuts through, to the west and south of the town centre. A little further west, the West Coast Main Line railway and the A500 road run in parallel, forming a distinct boundary between Burslem and the abutting middle-class town of Newcastle-under-Lyme. To the south is Grange Park and Festival Park, reclaimed by the Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival.

History :

The Domesday Book shows Burslem (listed as Bacardeslim) as a small farming hamlet; strategically sited above a vital ford (crossing) at Longport, part of the major pack horse track out of the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands to the Liverpool/London road. As far back as the late 12th century a thriving pottery industry existed, based on the fine & abundant local clays. After the Black Death, Burslem emerges in the records as a medieval town – the 1536 stone church is still standing and in use. Until the mid-1760s Burslem was relatively cut off from the rest of England; it had no navigable river nearby, and there were no good & reliable roads. By 1777 the Trent and Mersey Canal was nearing completion, and the roads had markedly improved. The town boomed on the back of fine pottery production & canals, and became known as ‘The Mother Town’ of the six towns that make up the city. In 1910 the town was federated into the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent, and the borough was granted city status in 1925.

The famous novels of Arnold Bennett evoke the feel of Victorian Burslem, with its many potteries, mines, and working canal barges. The Burslem of the 1930s to the 1980s is evoked by the paintings and plays of Arthur Berry.

Burslem contains Britain’s last real working industrial district (i.e.: where people live within walking distance of the factories of a single heavy industry – in this case, the potteries); and thus much of the nineteenth-century industrial heritage, buildings & character have survived intact.

The old town hall, Burslem
The old town hall, Burslem

Around 5 million tourists visit Stoke-on-Trent each year, supporting around 4,400 direct jobs. Stoke shows its popularity through the number of repeat visits; around 80 percent of visitors have previously been here. Burslem has a variety of strong tourist attractions; Burleigh, Moorcroft, Festival Park, its many authentic English pubs, and the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Disused Bottle ovens of Acme Marls
Disused Bottle ovens of Acme Marls

Disused Bottle ovens of Acme Marls on Bourne’s Bank, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, with St. John’s Church, Woodbank Street, in the background whose sandstone tower dates from 1536, May 2008

A recent report suggested the concentration of pottery-based heritage makes this area the richest stretch of canal for industrial heritage in England.

The following information is from :-

http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/f/index.html

     F & Sons

                        Ford & Sons Burslem c.1893-1938
            F & Sons Ltd                         Ford & Sons Ltd Burslem c.190

F & S

                        Ford & Son Burslem c.1893-1964

 

 

F and Son Bute Ware Jug and bowl

 

 

 

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