Anthony Keeling


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Anthony Keeling




China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Phoenix Works in the town of Tunstall, [Stoke-on-Trent]

  • Anthony Keeling b.1738 d.1815

  • Was an original partner in Hollins, Warburton & Co., (New Hall China) hard-paste porcelain manufacturers in 1781, but he and John Turner  withdrew after a dispute.

  • Keeling manufactured pottery at Tunstall from c.1781 until 1810. 

  • He was married to Ann Booth on the 22 August 1760, Ann was the daughter of the celebrated potter Enoch Booth. Keeling succeeded Enoch Booth in his business, which he carried on sucessfully for many years.

  • built Calver House in 1793, and retired and moved to Liverpool 1810, where he died 14 January 1815. (Staffordshire Advertiser, 21 January 1815).

  • In a 1784 directory Keeling was described as a 'Manufacturer of Queen's Ware in general, blue painted and enamelled, Egyptian black, etc'

Stoke and Wolstanton, Parish Registers' Directories, 1785-1805; 
Simon Shaw, History ofthe Staffordshire Potteries, 1829; 
Tunnicliff's Survey, 1787;
Mankowits & Haggar, Concise Encyclopedia of English Pottery


Founder of the New Hall Works

Continued c.1802 with his brother as Anthony & Enoch Keeling



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