Staffordshire Pottery

Staffordshire pottery is a type of slip moulded earthenware pottery which was very popular in the 19th century although in production since the 18th century.  Mainly produced in and around the area around Stoke-on-Trent know as The Potteries hence the name, although it was also produced in other English counties and Scotland in Pollokshaws in Glasgow and Portobello near Edinburgh.  The most famous examples are probably the Staffordshire King Charles Spaniel Dogs, normally found in pairs no Victorian home was complete without a pair.  Staffordshire Pottery also includes spill vases, pastile burners (often in the form of cottages or houses), other animal figurines and figures from history and literature as well as many other types.