Sylvester Pottery, Burslem

"Sylvester Pottery
In Nile Street, formerly belonging to Charles G. Baker, the Sylvester Pottery passed by purchase in 1876 to the firm of Holmes, Plant & Madew who, in addition to ironstone china and porcelain, produced door-furniture and brass foundersí sundries in china. The mark is the initials "H. P. & M." Messrs. Holmes, Plant & Madew were succeeded in 1886 by Holmes & Plant (also listed as Holmes, Plant & Co.). The works were subsequently made part of Doultonís Nile Street factory."

Jewitt's 'Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900'


From To Occupier Comments
c.1839 c.1841 James & Thomas Edwards  James Edwards operated (with Thomas Edwards) at the Kilncroft Works & Sylvester Street Works, Burslem) for a couple of years from 1839-41
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1867 1868 Dean & Stokes  working at Mill Street, Burslem. Also recorded in trade directories as working the Sylvester Pottery, Nile Street, Burslem.
? ?    
c.1875 1876 Charles G. Baker  
1876 1885 Holmes, Plant & Madew purchased works from Baker
1886 ? Holmes & Plant  


Pottery manufacturers on Nile Street, Burslem from 1898 OS map
Pottery manufacturers on Nile Street, 
Burslem from 1898 OS map

Works marked in blue are those of Doulton & Co.

The works outlined in green were those of Holmes, Plant & Madew (subsequently Holmes & Plant) - these works were on the corner of Nile Street and fronted Sylvester Street. Later these works were made part of Doultonís Nile Street factory


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