Monday, 7 February 2011

Craven Dunhill - Jackfield

Craven Dunhill were manufacturer of tiles and art pottery. Their old art pottery is rarely seen and can quite beautiful.

Formed in 1871 as a manufacturer of floor and wall tiles, they were often commissioned by architects to produce interior tile designs for the many Gothic Revival churches built in the late 19th century, including Shrewsbury's Roman Catholic Cathredral.

The vast majority of items produced were tiles of all shapes, sizes, decoration and patterns. 
It is known that they produced "art pottery" in the late 19th and early 20th century often with red or yellow lustre glazed decoration. Similar in style to Maw and Co.

Marks - tiles moulded name and / or a picture of a pottery kiln. Pottery printed name.

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