Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Wood and Sons Q: I've been collecting teapots for a while now, but I'm having trouble dating a couple of Wood & Sons teapots in my collection. Can you help me out?

A: Wood & Sons was founded in 1865 in Burslem, England, and operated potteries in several locations. Wood owned shares in Ellgreave Pottery, founded in 1921, and eventually that company became part of Wood & Sons. The Ellgreave name was not used after 1978. Marks similar to the one on your teapot, with the names of Ralph, Aaron and Moses Wood, were made beginning in the late 1940s.

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