I would like help to identify the maker and other details of a covered box marked Shorter and Son Stoke-on-Trent
by Kathleen Easter (Moncton, NB, Canada)
The covered box is marked in the bottom with a stamp Shorter & Son, Stoke-on-Trent, England
It has on the end of the bottom carved into the base, Shorter, England
>It is a little covered box with q basket weave pattern all around the sides of the box.
The cover has what looks to be grape leaves and grapes and a sort of striped orange bug is the handle to lift the top off the box.
This was a gift to me several years ago by an elderly lady who was given it by an elderly man and it had belonged to his mother or grandmother.
I'd like to know how old the Shorter & Son box is and any other details about it.
Comments on Kathleens covered box by Shorter and Sons
No image or Contact Details by RJ (antique-marks)
Unfortnately Kathleen it's very difficult to provide details without actually seeing the item or any identifying marks.
As you haven't provided notification contact details all we can say is that Shorter & Son were a Staffordshire Pottery working out of Copeland Street in Stoke-on-Trent from c1905.
Previously trading as Shorter & Boulton.
Typical wares included Batavia Ware from c1914 to 1936 and Sunray Pottery from c1936.
If the Shorter mark includes ENGLAND and not MADE IN ENGLAND your box will probably date to after c1905 but before 1921.
maroon coloured dish,with lid by: sheila simpson
I have a MAROON COLOURED DISH WITH LID MARKED - SHORTER ENGLAND 86 AND INITIALS MH - is my dish from here as well