Anthony Shaw






 

Location and period of operation:

Anthony Shaw

Burslem

c.1851

c.1900 

Manufacturers of earthenware at  Burslem

at Newport Works: c.1851 to 1856
at Mersey Pottery Works, Middleport: c1860 to 1900
with " & Son" dates from c.1882 to c.1898
with " & Co" dates from c.1898 to 1900

 (See sources)

Shaw was famous for his "Tea Leaf" design: Beginning in the 1840's, English potters began to ship white ironstone ceramic ware to the U.S., decorated with lustre bands and/or simple motifs, made exclusively for the American market.  Anthony Shaw is considered to have produced the original Tea Leaf motif on his Sydenham, Niagara Fan and Chinese Shape body styles, registered in 1856.
www.tealeafclub.com 

short biography on A. Shaw

 

Initials used on ware for identification:

ANTHONY SHAW

A. SHAW

[early ware from the Newport works does not appear to have the place name]


A. SHAW
BURSLEM

SHAWS

SHAW
BURSLEM

[ware from Middleport, Burslem often has the place name
and is associated with the Royal Arms]


& SON

[& Son - from c.1882 to c.1898]


 

& CO

[& Co - was short lived from c.1898 to c.1900
when the firm was taken over by A. J. Wilkinson Ltd]

 

 


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email: Steve Birks

18/10/2003