Occ & Co
Guilded earthenware - often miniature.
This pottery is probably not made in Staffordshire or in the UK - it is likely an import from Asia.
the reasons are:-
Some listings on auction sites call the ware 'Vintage Roselle' however all the ware has a 'new look' to it.
The backstamps are very regular and consistantly printed - this is unusual for older pottery.
It is most unusual for any company to put 'STAFFORDSHIRE' as the place of manufacture - usually they have no place or the town of manufacture - not the county (Staffordshire)
There is no company called 'Roselle Occ & Co' or 'Occ & Co' in any of the many trade directories for Staffordshire Potteries from 1781-1900.
The leading authority on British Pottery (Godden) does not list the company in his reference books (latest publication date 1991).
The latest reference book on British Pottery (1900-2010) does not list this company.
There is no listing for this company at the UK Companies House.
If you have any further information or know something of the location of this company then please let me know so I can update the page.
email: Steve Birks
Occ & Co
probably an import from Asia
miniature soup tureen
miniature tea service
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