Pottery from Leeds in demand

A COLLECTION OF Yorkshire pottery drew in more than 500 visitors to the Great Yorkshire Showground for the first day of the Harrogate Antiques Fair.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 6:57 am
Updated Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 6:59 am
Tina Hooper holding a c1790 Leeds Creamware teapot made by Leeds Pottery and handpainted from the Cochrane collection valued at £1095 on the Roger de Ville Antiques stand from Derbyshire at the Pavilions of Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair . PIC: Gary Longbottom

Belonging to pottery specialist Roger De Ville, the collection includes pieces made by potteries in the 18th and 19th centuries when Leeds was home to a large number of pottery and porcelain manufacturers. Among the many highlights at the fair, which continues throughout the weekend at the Harrogate venue, is a rare item, a plate inscribed ‘George IV Crowned July 19th, 1821’, priced at £950. Marked Hartley Greens & Co, the insignia of a Leeds potter, the plate was used at a dinner at Leeds Parish Church School, plus a 1790 Leeds Creamware teapot made by Leeds Pottery.

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