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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

CROWN DEVON POTTERY HISTORY (in brief)
*1873 - S. Fielding & co opened by Simon Fielding
*1878 taken over and expanded by Fielding’s son Abraham.
*1880s - the name Crown Devon was seen on backstamps 
*1912 factory renamed The Devon Pottery
*1951 - survived a fire
*1982 closed
Popular wares include:
Majolica - mostly exported to USA,
Musical novelties such as Sandy Powell musical mug & John Peel Tankard
Souvenir Series - seaside novelty items. 
Art deco figurines mostly designed by Kathleen Parsons
Further history and crown devon backstamp can be found at potteries.org

For other Pottery Histories see my website www.cathys-curios.co.uk - In each pottery category there is a brief history.

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