Sugar bowl and lid - ROM2006_6329_1

ROM2006_6329_1

Sugar bowl and lid

Maker: St. Johns Stone Chinaware Company (1873-1896)
Medium:Blue ironstone with applied white sprig decoration
Geography: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (St. Johns), Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1880-1895
Dimensions:
16.4 (height) x 14.4 (width) x 12.5 (diameter) cm
Cover: 4.7 (height) x 7.1 (diameter) cm
Object number: 960.212.1.C-D
Not on view
DescriptionThe St. John's Stone Chinaware Company in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was founded in 1873 at the initiative of George W. Farrar who came from Vermont. Specializing in white ironstone similar to that made in Staffordshire, England, it was the only Canadian pottery to produce fine tablewares in competition with imports from Britain. Still there was a strong English connection. During the 1880s, most of the pottery's 400 employees were immigrants from Staffordshire, and the clay itself was imported from England.
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