L A Birks & Co


Location and period of operation:

L A Birks & Co




China and earthenware manufacturer at the Vine Pottery, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The Vine Pottery was founded in 1895 by Lawrence Arthur Birks and Charles Frederick Goodfellow; Adolphus J. Rawlins was as a partner (the '& Co.')

  • Lawrence Arthur Birks (b.1857 - d.1935) worked 22 years for Minton, and was apprenticed to the great pāte-sur-pāte artist Louis Marc Emmanuel Solon

  • Goodfellow retired in 1898. After Goodfellow's retirement the company became Birks, Rawlins & Co. in 1900. 

Subsequently: Birks, Rawlins & Co.


Plate in the TITAN pattern - by L A Birks & Co


Initials and marks used on ware for identification:


B & CO


various marks incorporated
a vine leaf with a bunch of grapes



'TITAN' was the pattern name 


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Questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks