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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery; old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

Rogers,   p. [85]


Page [85]

ROGERS.
Previous to 1815, Messrs. John and George Rogers had an ex-
tensive pottery at Burslem, England. In Lne year mentioned
the latter died, and the former's son, Spencer, was taken into
partnership by his father, under the firm name of John Rogers
& Son. A year later the senior member died, but the firm
name continued to be used until 1842. Spencer Rogers pro-
duced a superior quality of table ware, and among other things
issued several American designs, some of which are marked
with the name of Rogers. Those known to have been made at
these works are as follows:
DESIGNS BY ROGERS.
-Designs in Dark Blue. Border, Floral Design.-
166. Boston State House (chaise in foreground).
167. Boston State House (cows on foreground).
168. Boston State House (without chaise or cows).
The Rogers mentioned above was doubtless the same who
issued a series of "Drama" designs in medium blue and per-
haps other colors. As these are of no special interest to the
majority of American collectors, I have not compiled a com-
plete list. The best known are as follows:
The Adopted Child.
The Deserter.
Douglas, Act 5, Scene 1.
Love in a Village, Act 1. Scene 4.
Midas.


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