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George Jones Majolica Pottery

George Jones Majolica Pottery

Many things come to mind at the mention of the name George Jones.Depending on your location, you might even know a country song or two written by American Country artist, George Jones. However, those who love antique pottery might envision something totally different.

I credit the research of Geoffrey Gooden and Robert Cluett’s George Jones Ceramics 1861-1951 for my references.This book is a visual and historical gift.



George Jones the merchant and pottery manufacturer was born in Nantwich , Cheshire in June, 1983. His family had no connection to the pottery trade whatsoever. His early life was not easy and he was raised by three sisters. At fourteen he apprenticed with Minton pottery. He later worked for Wedgwood & Boyle and then with Francis Wedgwood as a traveling salesman.

Eventually Mr. Jones would be among the great names of pottery industry such as Minton, Wedgwood, Coalport, Derby ,and Copeland Spode.  He received international fame and awards for his majolica creations with medals at the World's Fair in Paris (1867), London (1871), Vienna (1873) and Sydney (1876).

At Pickwick, we are fortunate to have some of the finest examples of George Jones work. It is truly a feast for the eyes...the depth of the colors and details. Please enjoy these pictures from our collection ...You might find yourself humming a George Jones tune if you wish.

Fruit Service

Dessert Service

Dessert Service

Garden Seat

Service Dish

As always....Design is in the Details
Pam Sexton
Pickwick Antiques

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