This large fruit bowl and its six dishes were made in the 1940s by Swinnertons, Hanley - one of the Staffordshire potteries.
Swinnerton’s began life in 1885 with Bertram John Swinnerton. He had an agent who displayed their wares in London’s famous Hatton Garden. Following Bertram's death, a new company was formed in 1919 by some of his previous business partners, including Victor Alcock who died in 1958.
After Victor's death, Swinnerton’s was absorbed by the Lawley Group. In 1964 the Lawley Group became part of Allied English Potteries and the Swinnerton's name appears to have ceased. When AEP merged with Royal Doulton 1973, 'Swinnerton’s fate was finally sealed.
These pretty items are decorated with sprays of pink, purple and yellow flowers on a cream ground.
Richly gilded to the rims.
Dessert bowl x 6 - 6.25 inches | 160mm wide
Fruit bowl - 8.875 inches | 225mm wide x 2.25 inches | 58mm high
The fruit bowl has age-related crazing and a small flake to the underside. All other pieces are in very good vintage condition.
Seven lovely items.
All our items are pre-owned and vintage and may therefore show signs of use and age and should only be carefully washed by hand.