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#430531 - 11th Sep 2010 6:40pm Della Robbia pottery
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don't know if there has been a topic on this
Would like to know where the factory was.
Could only find this
May have to try street directories around 1902

Leave Hamilton Square at its south-west corner, passing in short order the

home of Conrad Dressler, sculptor and co-director of the Della Robbia

Pottery (34a Hamilton Square), and the central Della Robbia studio (2a

Price Street). Head along Price Street as far as the junction with ADELPHI

ROAD to find the Stork Hotel, a most unusual public house built in 1840 but

thoroughly refurbished inside and out, probably by the Birkenhead Brewery,

around 1903 (Fig 13).

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#430534 - 11th Sep 2010 7:18pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: derekdwc]
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Did those arty types have factories or did they do their work in their studios, didn't last that long did it and not sure it was massed produced. probably wrong.
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#430544 - 11th Sep 2010 7:45pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: bert1]
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Wonder if this was the building
Life Cafe 2A Price Street


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#430545 - 11th Sep 2010 7:57pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: derekdwc]
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I would think so, right address.
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#430546 - 11th Sep 2010 8:03pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: bert1]
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have loads of clay in my gardens - don't know if it's of the quality of the Moreton clay used in the Della Robbia pottery
Any would be potters can come and dig it out and replace it with soil or paving stones - no charge to wiki members

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#430548 - 11th Sep 2010 8:17pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: derekdwc]
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Also Della Robbia House, 44 Clifton Road, nice building.
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#430550 - 11th Sep 2010 8:21pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: diggingdeeper]
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my great-grandad worked for della robbia from when he was 12, he was an amazing artist. He only worked for them for a few years though. Their pieces are real collectors items.

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#430553 - 11th Sep 2010 8:33pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: Archaeo]
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williamson art gallery have a permanent della robbia exhibition well worth a visit http://www.artguide.org/museums.php?id=1581816M
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#431290 - 14th Sep 2010 9:15pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Back in the '40s-'50s there was a shop in Grange Road which had 'Della Robbia' in mosaic on the door step. Was it the firm's retail outlet? I think it was towards the Argyle Street end, somewhere near Allanson's (Beattie's).
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#431379 - 15th Sep 2010 1:55pm Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: bri445]
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its on the corner of adelphi street not adelphi road.

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#634482 - 8th Dec 2011 10:07am Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: derekdwc]
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Picked up a couple of interesting booklets on Della Robbia from the Williamson (a general History of the pottery and a copy of the 1896 pricelist; some copies below)

First up is a copy of the workers circa 1899.


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#634485 - 8th Dec 2011 10:15am Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: inflatablebone]
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Copies of the first two pages of the 1896 price list. Considering that the average weekly (agricultural) workers wages were c 13s 9d( http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~alan/family/N-Money.html#1850)
then these objects would be out of the reach of the common man.


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#634490 - 8th Dec 2011 10:20am Re: Della Robbia pottery [Re: inflatablebone]
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1896 Price List


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