Thomas Booth & Son


Location and period of operation:

Thomas Booth & Son





Earthenware and ironstone manufacturers at the Church (Bank) works in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent 

  • Thomas Booth (the founder of the business) had died in 1872 and his son Thomas Gimbert Booth took over the business on his own account. The title became Thomas Booth & Son. 


Formerly: T Booth & Co

Subsequently: T. G. Booth



Thomas Booth & Son shallow dish in the Indian Ornament pattern

this pattern was continued through the successive iterations
of the Booth companies

hand coloured transferware soap dish in the Royal Ribbon pattern
marked with T. B & S


small bowl in the Royal Ribbon pattern

photos courtesy:  David Rawson


The Royal Ribbon pattern was introduced by the predecessor Thomas Booth & Co 



plate in the popular MADRAS pattern 

the pattern was first produced and registered by Thomas Booth & Co


 various marks on MADRAS pattern ware

this and other patterns were produced by previous
and subsequent BOOTH companies


J.D. and H & L are probably the initials of retailers

the registration diamond shows that the pattern 
was first registered on 14 August 1872



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:


T B & S

T B & S

'Indian Ornament' is the pattern name 



T B & S
(impressed mark )

'VASE' is the pattern name
this pattern was introduced by the predecessor: Thomas Booth & Co

the registration diamond shows the 
pattern was registered on 14th September 1868


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