Gelson Bros


Location and period of operation:

Gelson Bros




Earthenware manufacturers at the Cobden Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The partners were Elizabeth Sander, Thomas Gelson, William Gelson, James Gelson and George Gelson

  • In February 1876 the partnership was dissolved and Thomas Gelson contined on his own account as Thomas Gelson & Co


"Messrs. Gelson & Co., who originally made white granite-ware for the American markets, abandoned that branch and confined themselves to the production of the highest classes of useful goods for the home trade. In this, they made dinner, tea, breakfast, toilet and other services in every variety of printed, enamelled and guilt patterns.

One of their specialities was the successful imitation of the old Dresden style. Another of their decorative ideas was the introduction of Anglo-Saxon and early Irish interlaced ornaments in bands encircling mouth-ewers and other articles."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900


Subsequently: Thomas Gelson & Co



London Gazette
22 February 1876


notice of the dissolution of the partnership of Gelson Brothers
the business contined as Thomas Gelson & Co





white ironstone tureen 





Marks & initials used on ware for identification:




Imperial White Granite
Gelson Bros Hanley



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