Longton Hall - (Ceramics Porcelain England)

Longton Hall - (Ceramics, Porcelain, England) Facts about this porcelain factory, probably the first established in Staffordshire, are elusive. It seems to have been founded in 1751 by a partnership of which the leading spirit was William Littler, who had been engaged in the manufacture of salt-glazed stoneware at Brownhills, the style of the firm being Littler & Co. The factory closed in (perhaps before) 1760. Two types of soft-paste porcelain were made. The first is crude, rather heavy, with 'moons' often and with an uneven surface; dishes in the form of leaves are typical. Later a somewhat finer ware was produced which approaches Chelsea in quality. Longton Hall figures are esteemed and much sought by collectors. Crossed 'L's' are the usual mark.

Longton Hall Porcelain: Being Further Information Relating to This Interesting Fabrique Longton Hall Porcelain: Being Further Information Relating to This Interesting Fabrique

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