Bott & Co


Location and period of operation:

Bott & Company

Lane End




Earthenware & Lusterware manufacturers at Lane End, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • The partners were Thomas Bott and Thomas Bond

  • Thomas Bott left the business in May 1810, the business was continued by Thomas Bond, apparently retaining the name Bott & Company. 

  • Somewhere in the partnership there appears to have been a John Bott. An advert in the Staffordshire Advertiser of the 5th March 1814 reads - 'Thomas Bond, Market Place, Lane End, potworks for auction, apply John Bott'

  • There is also a record of John Bott & Co, Lane End., c.1810

  • Thomas Bond was declared bankrupt in 1817 - the Staffordshire Advertiser of the 25th January 1817 notes a meeting of  his creditors. 


The London Gazette
8th May 1810

notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
Thomas Bott and Thomas Bond

Bust of Shakespeare
Bott & Co c.1807-10

Earthenware bust of Shakespeare, wearing an embroidered coat, a white shirt with loose collar fastened with tasselled yellow cord, and a purple cloak thrown over the shoulders. Supported on a black pedestal with slightly bowed front.

Flower Stand
Bott & Co c.1810

Flower stand of lead-glazed earthenware, moulded in relief, transfer-printed in purple and painted in red and blue. 
Bowed front, flat back; supported on three small feet. The front is moulded with three arched compartments below a border of discs painted red. In each compartment is transfer-printed a view of country house.

images: Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Marks used on ware for identification:

Bott & Co


BOTT & Co 

impressed marks

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