Lingard, Webster (and Co Ltd)
Webster & Jones
Location and period of operation:
Webster (and Co Ltd)
manufacturer at the Swan Pottery, High Street, Tunstall,
Previously: Colclough & Lingard
Lingard, Webster & Co.,
jet, samian and rockingham manufacturers
Swan Bank Pottery
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'
Patent Spoutless Strainer Teapot
Lingard, Webster & Co., Tunstall, Staffs
Gazette - 1906
Lingard, Webster & Co., Tunstall, Staffs
Unique Teapot with 'Hook Lid'
Gazette - June 1913
Obituary of Daniel Lingard....
"Death Of Mr. Daniel Lingard.óWe regret to announce the death of Mr. Daniel Lingard, which took place on Jan. 12 at his residence, Clowes Villa, Alsager, Tunstall. The late Mr. Lingard was the senior member of the firm of Lingard, Webster & Jones, of Swan Bank Pottery, Tunstall, manufacturers of teapots, hot-water jugs, &c., in Rockingham, Samian and jet, a house well known in the trade.
Mr. Lingard was 68 years of age, and had devoted the greater part of his life to the development of the business. For upwards of three years he had suffered from a painful illness which he endured with resignation.
He did much active work among the Primitive Methodists, by whom he was greatly respected. For several years he was steward of the Alsager Circuit, and was also treasurer of the local orphanage fund. He was superintendent of the Sunday school and officiated as organist and choirmaster in the early years of the Methodist Church in Alsager. He represented the district on the Synod and Annual Conference.
The funeral took place at Christ Church, Alsager, on Jan. 15, after a service held in the Methodist Church. Alsager, where he had been in the habit of worshipping, In addition to the relatives a large assembly of members of the trade and local residents attended to show their respect for the deceased."
Pottery Gazette - February 1913
Lingard, Webster & C o., Tunstall, exhibited teapots made wholly from local clay,
and their well-known Rock ingham with a soft delicate and pleasing glaze.
April 1913 King George and Queen Mary visited Stoke-on-Trent and viewed an
by local pottery manufacturers at the Kings Hall, Stoke
"Lingard, Webster & Co., Swan Bank Pottery, Tunstall, teapot specialists, are a manufacturing house devoting themselves entirely to the manufacture of teapots and teapot sets. In the course of a long practice they have earned celebrity for their high-class productions, and especially for the exceedingly bright and pleasing effects which they offer in their particular line of goods.
They specialise in the manufacture of articles from the local clays of North Staffordshire, which are the base of the old Rockingham body, generally considered to have some subtle quality necessary to perfection in the art of tea making. Whatever properties this clay may possess, it certainly results in the production of a pottery body which is more refractory than the ordinary run of white clays, and is consequently less susceptible to dangers attending sudden variations and extremes of temperature ; it is accordingly an eminently suitable material for the manufacture of teapots, which, as every dealer knows, are often expected to be almost fool-proof. Whilst Lingard, Webster & Co. do not claim that their teapots will fulfil such an expectation, they do at least claim to employ a body which has a maximum of good qualities, and which is calculated to perform its functions admirably.
Another speciality is their cream and gold treatment, which is a really charming combination. This ware has the outward appearance of ivory decorated with gold, but inside it is the same red Rockingham body as is the basis of all their productions.
We illustrate four teapots, which are typical of some of their specialities. These are of the "Unique", "Eclipse", "Eton", and "Rugby" shapes.
One of each of these two last-mentioned shapes was graciously accepted by Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of the Royal visit to the Potteries, and King was also pleased to interest himself in their advantages.
The "Rugby" shape is practically the "Eton" inverted, or, to be more correct, the "Eton" was inspired by the "Rugby". The firm is offering many capital new lines which are well worthy of an inspection."
Pottery Gazette - August 1913
Lingard, Webster & Co Ltd
Swan Pottery, Tunstall
Every description of Teapot manufactured including Brown Mottles, Banded and Rockingham etc.
Pottery Gazette - December 1958
Typical examples of ware produced:
Promoting themselves as "The Teapot Specialists of England Since 1867", Lingard & Webster were noted for producing everyday tea service products and associated teawares.
The entry in the 1951 Pottery Gazette Reference Book records that the company produced...
The 1960 entry lists.....
teapot & stand in the European Imari style
this pattern by Lingard, Webster & Co was sometime refered to as the "Poor man's Crown Derby"
examples of Lingard, Webster & Co teapots
"The Teapot Specialists of England Since 1867"
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
Ye Olde Wishing Well
generally produced c.1930-55 examples of Lingard, Webster & Co novelty teapots
often there were sugar bowls and milk jugs to accompany these
Marks used on ware for identification:
Early ware did not have a makers mark.
Novelty ware was often only marked "LINGARD"
Lingard & Webster often used an established date of 1867 and advertised themselves as "The Teapot Specialists of England Since 1867". In fact it was the earlier business of James Colclough which was established in 1867. Colclough did retain an interest in Lingard & Webster when it was formed in March 1899.
Made in England
mark often found on novely ware
the Swan Bank Pottery of Lingard, Webster & Co - High Street, Tunstall
The Swan Pottery, Ritz Cinema and High Street, Tunstall, 1937
courtesy: Britain From Above
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