This is a very beautifully handpainted floral designed and fine piece of earthenware from the early 1900's. The bottom of the teapot is marked Albaney & Harvey Potteries, Burlslem, Made in England, Silvoe Artware, G & S Ltd. T are some other markings on the bottom which are hard to determine but appear to be numbers. It is finely detailed and handpainted with green leaves, pink and white flowers on a blue and white painted background. Silver trim. The handle and the spout are silver in color and so is the lid of the teapot. It is approximately 9 inches when measure the tip of the handle to the tip of the spout. The teapot is about 6 inches in height approximately.
The overall condition is of this piece is good
Note the reference to Albany and Harvey , which were two of the pottery factories operated by Gibson.
G & S LTD
with no chips. This is a great item for the collector or as an unusual gift. Whether you collect teapots or just want a showpiece for decor, this is quite a find.
Note, is a little history I was able to find about the company. History about the company. The company was Gibson & Sons Ltd of Burslem and started manufacturing in 1885 from what I have been able to find out. They were an earthenware manufacturer of dinner and tea wares but particularly known for teapot manufacture. In fact, they made the largest teapot in the world back in 1910.
Gibson & Sons became a limited company in 1905 and then traded as Gibson & Sons Ltd. In 1885 they occupied the Harvey Pottery, Lingard Street, Burslem, which they occupied 1885 - 1957. At the same time (1885) they occupied the Albany Pottery, Moorland Road , Burslem until 1965. The trade names included:Silvoe Art Ware; Windsor Art Ware; Royal Harvey. Also, from 1885 they operated the Albany Pottery in Moorland Road , Burslem until its closure in 1965.
They set out to make useable, but beautifully made, teapots; something they could exhibit around the world, which they duly did. In 1893 they showed at the International Exhibition in Chicago ; in 1911 at the Crystal Palace Festival and Imperial Exhibition, as well as the International Exhibition in Turin .
In 1913 they won the Diploma of Honour at the Ghent International Exhibition and exhibited in San Francisco in 1915 at the Panama Pacific International Trade Fair.
In the early 1900s and right up to the Second World War they were a major teapot force in British pottery and made some fine dinner and tea wares. America and Canada . The teapots were made in both red and white clay and highly decorated.