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Britannia Pottery Co

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of 136 Glebe Street, Glasgow, Scotland. (1922)

of 136 Glebe Street, St. Rollox, Glasgow, Scotland Telephone: Bell 2647-48 (Glasgow). Cables: "Stafsware, Glasgow". (1929)

1856 R. Cochran set up in Glasgow.

1869 His son, Alexander, took over on his father's death.

1896 J. Arnold Fleming joined him as a partner and the company was known as Cochran and Fleming. The 'Britannia mark had been used from Robert Cochran's early days.

1920 The firm became known as Britannia Pottery.

1922 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Advertising; Art Pottery; Earthenware; Fancies; Hospital, Hotel and Restaurant, Druggist and Photographic, Mounting Ware; Tea Pots and Jugs, Toilet Sets. (Stand No. G.36) [1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of all kinds of Domestic Earthenware, including Dinnerware, Teaware, Fancies and Hotelware (with unchippable surface). (Stand N0. E.13) [2]

1935 Trading ceased.

The company did not make china. All the wares were white earthenware with either a transfer or hand painted design.

  • Marks are many and varied. They include the initials of the partners, the initials of the company, 'Hiawatha', 'Scotch Ivory', as well as the range names. Most of their wares were highly decorated and were, at their best, excellent. At their worst they could be somewhat fussy.

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