Gibson & Sons (Ltd)


Location and period of operation:

Gibson & Sons (Ltd)



c. 1975

Earthenware manufacturer (particularly of teapots) at Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The business was owned by Samuel Gibson (previously of Gibson & Sudlow)

  • Gibson & Sons became a limited company in 1905 and then traded as Gibson & Sons Ltd.

  • Producers of dinner and tea wares, they were particularly known for teapot manufacture. c.1907-1910 they manufactured the 'Largest Teapot in the World'. This held 1024 cups of tea.

  • In 1885 they occupied the Harvey Pottery, Lingard Street, Burslem, which they occupied until 1957, at the same time (1885) they occupied the newly built Albany Pottery, Moorland Road, Burslem until 1965 - some of their marks bear the names 'ALBANY & HARVEY POTTERIES'

  • For a short period (c.1925-30) they also used the Chelsea Works, Moorland Road, Burslem and then Susie Copper took these works.

  • By 1965 the Albany Pottery was too large for them and the business was moved to Howard Pottery, Norfolk Street, Shelton (with Royal Winton).


Ownership of
Sudlow & Sons:

c.1947        sold to Mineral Separation

1949           sold to the Howard Pottery Group

Previously: Gibson & Sudlow


Gibson & Sons
Albany Works, Moorland Road, Burslem

Egyption Black, Jet and Rockingham Ware
suitable for the Home, Colonial and Indian Markets

Pottery Gazette,  January 1885

Gibson's 'Largest Teapot in the World'
- note the 'normal' teapot used as the lid handle - 
this teapot was produced c.1907-1910 for exhibition stands
 held 1024 cups of tea

31 x 43 x 27 inches

790 x 1,100 x 690 mm

Trade names included:

Silvoe Art Ware

Duchess Art Ware

Windsor Art Ware 

Royal Harvey



Initials used on ware for identification:


B stands for 'BURSLEM' - the town
where the factory was located


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