Thomas Gelson & Co


Location and period of operation:

Thomas Gelson & Co




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

  • In February 1876 the previous partnership of Gelson Bros 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 Gelson & Co., who originally made white granite-ware for the American markets, abandoned that branch and confined themselves to the production of the highest classes of useful goods for the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


Previously: Gelson Bros

Subsequently: James Bevington 





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