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Antique c. 1812 Two Pieces of Miles Mason Lane Delph "Pagoda" Bowls. One at 8 3/4" and one at 5 1 2". Good condition. Weight 1 pd 7 oz. Miles Mason began his career in ceramics as a retailer in his late father-in-law's business. There he made contact with the Staffordshire master potters whose products he sold, and it was not long before he became involved in manufacturing. His timing could not have been better. In 1796 Miles entered into a partnership with the experienced porcelain manufacturer Thomas Wolfe of Liverpool, and then in the same year took another partnership with George Wolfe at the Victoria Works in Lane Delph, producing fine earthenware. Miles thus assured himself of a continuous supply of earthenware and porcelain for his retail business in London. Both of these partnerships ceased in 1800 but Miles kept the Victoria Works for himself and started to produce his own porcelain which continued until 1807. During this time he moved his family from London to a house next door to the Victoria Works. His business prospered and within three years Miles had moved to much larger premises, the Mivera Works, where, from 1807 until 1813, Miles produced porcelain to a very high standard and it was here with the assistance of his three sons he experimented on new clays and produced an earthenware called Ironstone China. His business prospered and within three years Miles had moved to much larger premises, the Mivera Works, where, from 1807 until 1813, Miles produced porcelain to a very high standard and it was here with the assistance of his three sons he experimented on new clays and produced an earthenware called Ironstone China. Miles retired from the business in June 1813 when the business was taken over by his sons to Liverpool and died there in 1822, having succeeded in a career that saw the introduction of a product that would make the family name of Mason’s one of the most important in the history of English Ceramics.

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2 pc MILES MASON LANE DELPH c 1812

Estimate $175 - $225Aug 19, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA