BROWN & CO.13 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33052
I have a few pieces of Moorcroft Ron , it would be lovely to see the pattern. I don't know anything about Browns though. I still have the actual price sticker on the bottom of mine which state Potters to Queen Mary. I love Moorcroft pottery it has increased in value since I bought mine in the seventies.
Ron just a thought, I wonder if Brown and Haigh was originally , Brown and Co.
Moorcroft pottery is usually stamped with the designer's signature.They have different designer's, Macintye is one of them, I believe there are a few,so maybe Brown is another designer.
That piece was manufactured at Macintyre's, in Burslem, Staffordshire, between 1897 and 1913.
Brown and Co. could be any company of that name, who had the pottery made for them, by Macintyre's, as gifts for clients.
From what I have read William Moorcroft worked as a designer for Macintyre before setting up his own company,both his signature and the makers mark are on the bottom of the vase.Brown&co could be a retailer,shop or could have commissioned special pieces.
I have never owned a piece of Moorcroft but I love it and always enjoy seeing and admiring pieces of it in shops.
I have seen other items where the seller's name was printed on the base. I'm sure this is the case Just a matter of finding who BROWN & CO were Ive checked Tom's BROWN & HAIG thought but cant find anything? It is quite a nice vase I'll upload a photo.
Yes Irene,I'm the same,I love it but don't own any unfortunately.
In 1924 Kelly's Directory Brown and Co are China and Glass Dealers at 51 Mesnes St
Thanks Kath passed the info on. Have you got access to this directory? I would love to see it.
Well done Kath.
The Directory is on Ancestry.
Do the people in Oz say how and when they acquired the vase and if they have any Wigan connections?
Well done Kath.