Six dishes in the Harvest Fruits pattern produced 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.
A small area of clean underglaze crazing and a pinprick of roughness to the edge of the rim to one are mentioned for completeness. All other pieces in excellent vintage condition.
Approximate dimensions : 147mm wide | 40mm high.
Six most useful bowls ideal for serving nuts, crisps, olives, sugar cubes or chocolates.
Backstamps include maker's mark and pattern name.
All our items are pre-owned and vintage and may therefore show signs of use and age and will not be dishwasher proof.