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R. H. and S. L. Plant

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1929. British Industries Fair catalogue.

of Tuscan Works, Forrister Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Telephone: Longton 3333. Cables: "Planted, Longton". (1929)

Ditto Address. (1947)

The company manufactured fine china between 1898 and 1970 - using white china clay.

1898 Began to manufacture china at the Tuscan works in Longton. There they produced china under their own name as well as the works name, Tuscan and also Royal Tuscan china.

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for Tuscan China. Manufacturers of China Tea, Breakfast, and Coffee Sets, Early Morning Sets, Fruit Sets, Supper Sets, Bridge Sets, Fancies, and Domestic China of all kinds. China Hotel and Badged Ware. New speciality, "Ivorine" China. (Pottery Section - Stand No. G.4) [1]

1933-1944 Manufactured earthenware pottery using white clay.

1947 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Exhibiting Member of the British Pottery Manufacturers' Federation of Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Composite Exhibit. (Pottery and Glassware Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1215) [2]

By 1972 R. H. and S.L. Plant had been taken over by the Wedgwood Group.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 110; and p137
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair Adverts 398 and 399; and p137
  • [1] Tuscan and Decoro Collectors
  • [2] Equerry Antiques: Makers Histories
  • [3] The Potteries Website