Furnivals Pottery Pattern Book, 1890-1930s, four hundred pages with four sections “Page no.1. Enamelled Dinner Ware Patterns,” “Page no.150. U/G Dinner Ware Patterns from ...” “Page no.200. Enamelled Toilet Ware Patterns From....” “Page no.300. U/G Toilet Ware Patterns From...” with applied transfer printed designs, some hand colored, with pattern numbers and painting guide text. 12” x 13¼” x 2¾.“ Ware of use.
Together with a Furnivals ‘Portland’ Lustre Ware Vase, 1890–1905, slip cast molded body with a wide ovoid body tapering to a narrow neck with trumpet mouth, decorated with applied transfer prints of classical figures in a copper lustre on a light blue ground, printed factory marks, Portland, Furnivals, England, impressed, Furnivals, 31, painted number 3196, 10¾.” (2)
T. Furnival & Sons Established in 1851, T. Furnival & Sons occupied two old Cobridge manufactories, one formerly belonging to Adams and the other to Blackwell, and ranked high as manufacturers of white granite and vitrified ironstone and decorated toilet ware for the United States, Canadian, and Continental markets. For the home trade, they produced 'patent ironstone' dinner and other services in various styles of decoration. Among their specialities were dinner services, etc., of Italian design, in plain, white ware, the ornamentation on which was indented from an embossed mould, the lines being as fine and delicate as if cut in by the graver so as to have the appearance of chasing; and the lines being filled with glaze, the surface was still even. Another noticeable feature was the clever combination of transfer-printing, hand-painting, enamelling, and gilding, which characterise some of the services.
In connection with these works, Mr. F. J. Emery of the Bleak Hill Works introduced in about 1865 a method of crayon drawing and painting on the unglazed surface of earthenware and china, which came much in repute, and drawings were made in it by some of the artists as well as by lady and other amateurs. The unglazed articles and prepared crayons and colours were supplied by Mr. Emery, who afterwards became a partner with Edward Clarke at Longport, and proprietor of the Bleak Hill Works. Thomas Furnival & Sons continued under the style Furnivals (1913) Ltd until the 1960's. (Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900)
Machin & Potts, Waterloo China Works. Burslem, Shape Book, 1830s, comprising 52 designs for earthenwares and stonewares mostly grey or light green ink and wash with some heightened in colors, the shapes include jelly molds, pots for honey and leeches, teapots, relief-molded jugs and platters, 7½“ x 4½.”