Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work – The Crown Jewels

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The British crown jewels are so precious that they travel in secret and can only be handled by one man, the crown jeweler. He gives a guided tour of the crown, which Queen Elizabeth II dons for the incredibly lush and symbolic ceremony that opens Parliament each year.

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Bishop & Stonier

Manufacturers of porcelain and earthenwares at Hanley.
c. 1891-1939
China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Stafford Street Works and the Church Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Formerly: Powell, Bishop & Stonier [1878-1891]

Stafford Street, Hanley
1893 trade journal entry on Bishop & Stonier

Bishop and Stonier Partnership
1851 – 1866    Livesley Powell & Co.       Old Hall Lane Read more

G L Ashworth and Brothers Limited

Manufacturers of earthenware at Hanley. c.1861-1968
In 1968 renamed Mason’s Ironstone China Ltd.
Nationality:  British
Brief Bio:  1861-1968, potter; manufacturer of earthenware, Hanley, England

1859-1862 – traded as Morley & Ashworth
1862-1968 – G. L. Ashworth & Bros
Becoming a limited company in 1914; 1968 – known as Mason’s Ironstone China; The factory was at Broad Street Works, Hanley, Read more

Charles Allerton & Sons

(Pictured: Staffordshire England ~ c. 1890 This is a 7 ” child’s transferware Alphabet plate , circa 1840. The plate is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze. Credit:
Manufacturers of earthenwares and china at Longton.
Lustre decoration a specialty.


Charles Allerton & Sons, Park Works, High Street, Longton, Read more

William Adams & Son(s) (Potters) Ltd

The Adams family of Potters
The Adams family had potteries in Staffordshire as early as 1650. At that date two brothers, William and Thomas had separate ventures in Burslem.
Earlier names: W.Adams, W.Adams & Co, W Adams & Son
Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Manufacturer of earthenwares, basalt, jasper, ironstone wares under various styles from Read more