Location and period of operation:
Robert Cooke, manufacturer of Parian Statuettes, stoneware at the Brewery Street Works, off Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
He was also a glass merchant at Fenton.
"Brewery Works: From 1871 to 1879, Robert Cook made Parian goods in large quantities, for the American market, at the Brewery Works"
Jewitt - Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900.
Succeeded by: James Plant (1880)
Advert from 1875 trade Directory
the initials "R C" impressed appear on this parian bust
Maker: Attributed to Robert Cooke
Sir John A. Macdonald,
prime minister of Canada (1867-73 and 1878-91)
1890 OS map of part of Hanley - showing Brewery Street (off Hope Street)
questions/comments/contributions? : Steve Birks
updated: 29 July 2005