Samuel Lear


Location and period of operation:

Samuel Lear




  (See sources)

Mayer Street works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

In about 1877, Samuel Lear erected a small china works on part of the site of the old manufactory, which included as warerooms and offices the residence of Mayers. Mr Lear produced domestic china and, in addition, decorated all kinds of earthenware made by other manufacturers - a specialty being spirit-kegs.

He added to his Mayer Street works a new manufactory, built by himself in 1882, in the High Street and there carried on a successful manufacture of ordinary china, majolica, ivory body earthenware, and Wedgwood-type jasper ware. 

Samuel Lear fell on bad times in 1886 and his creditors closed the works.

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900



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