W Barker & Son


Location and period of operation:

W Barker & Son





Mufacturers of earthenware at the Hill Works, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England



Selected by the Committee for the Staffordshire Potteries 
to exhibit at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855 



plate in the Corrella pattern

the Corrella pattern was popular and Barker & Son
produced it as complete dinner sets and in a number of colours 

B & S




lidded serving platter in the Asiatic Pheasants pattern 

Asiatic Pheasants
B & S




Willow pattern plate - unusual purple transfer

Stone Ware
Barker & Son



Willow pattern plate in the more usual blue colour

W. Barker and Son
Porcelain Opaque

In the mid to second half of the ninteenth century British manufacturers found their markets being eroded by inexpensive Continental porcelain and so invented names to include 'Porcelain'  

photos courtesy: Kate Buckeridge 



lidded tureen and stand in the Missouri pattern

B & S




Barker & Son plate
porcelain style plate 
B & S Warranted
B & S



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:


B & S





The Hill Works

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