Peter Warburton


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Peter Warburton




Peter was a manufacturer of cream-coloured earthenware and a member of the Warburton family who were an important family of potters working at Fenton Low and Cobridge in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

  • Peter Warburton (b.1773 d.1813) originally had as partner his younger brother Francis until 29 March 1802 when the partnership was dissolved and Francis went to France and set up as manufacturer of cream coloured ware at La Charité-sur-Loire, France.

  • Peter continued on his own accord at Bleak Hill Cobridge.

    • Between 1804 and 1810 he became a partner in the New Hall joint stock company.

    • In 1810 he took out a patent for transfer-printing in gold.

    • He died 24 January 1813 (Staffordshire Advertiser, 30 January 1813). He married Mary, daughter of Francis Emery, who survived until 6 November 1837. 


The Warburton family of potters


Cobalt Salt Glazed Vase 
14 inches height



mark on the above vase

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