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Bishop & Stonier (BISTO)

Post by bistoboy on May 27th 2009, 12:44 am

Ok, so here are a few pieces from my Bishop & Stonier (BISTO) collection - a Staffordshire factory that definitely deserves more recognition. They started life in 1891 as the last partnership in a history of one factory, and eventually were bought out by the George Jones factory in the 1930s. Their success was mainly in exported domestic goods, but there is also a strong body of decorative works as evidenced by this early 20th century selection.



This jug uses a design by the designer/illustrator Louis Rhead who was the uncle of the mightily successful Charlotte Rhead. It's unclear whether he had any direct involvment with the Bisto factory or whether they simply "borrowed" his design.





oriental inspired designs were a re-occurring theme for Bisto wares.
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My Bishop and Stonier pot

Post by ssdcc108 on September 14th 2009, 9:06 pm

Hi this is my pot, can anybody help, it is a Bishop and Stonier lidded pot, I have included a few photo's if anybody can help.

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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on September 21st 2009, 4:53 pm

1930s production after the Bishop name had been taken over by the George Jones partnership - probably a biscuit jar or for preserves?
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Post by bistoboy on July 9th 2010, 10:46 pm















thought it was about time i showed abit more of my collection
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by styleinvasion on September 13th 2011, 12:04 pm



Powell, Bishop & Stonier
should be produced between 1878-1891?
shows traces of use...
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on September 13th 2011, 12:20 pm

That's a nice pattern, haven't seen it before. I recently did a post on my blog which showed various various designs all on this shape of jug (which originally would have been part of a wash set... you don't have the bowl too do you?).
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Post by styleinvasion on September 13th 2011, 6:20 pm

unfortunately the bowl is missing Shrugs
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on September 19th 2011, 10:13 pm



if anyone on the forum ever happens upon any trade adverts or articles about the Powell / Bishop & Stonier factories please do let me know - i'd be very interested to see them!
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on October 14th 2012, 12:02 am







a sneaky one, as this is about 20 years out of period for this forum, but hey, who's counting?

(marriage of Oriental Ivory range PB&S cheese dome and gothic Pugin-esque P&B base)
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Post by bistoboy on October 14th 2012, 12:09 am

Bishop & Stonier in the 1920s/30s










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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on October 14th 2012, 12:15 am

Innocent








Ooops, back a bit too far again. Smack my hand!
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on November 12th 2013, 4:21 pm

I've spent the afternoon washing up - cleaning pieces from my collection that have been stored in the loft.  Had one breakage - a lovely teapot retailed by Harrods, Waaah  , but touching wood, no more.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to show you some Bistoboy bums with their cute birthmarks!  xx























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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by NaomiM on November 12th 2013, 4:46 pm

Are these pieces also going to auction? Or are you still collecting them?

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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on November 12th 2013, 4:54 pm

all being well that the auctioneer gives me a good valuation, i'll be selling the whole collection.
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by bistoboy on December 15th 2013, 11:00 pm















Some 20thC, some not.
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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by NaomiM on July 24th 2015, 1:48 am

Found one today. Lovely decals.









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Re: Bishop & Stonier (Staffordshire)

Post by dantheman on July 24th 2015, 11:43 am

did you sell your Bisto collection bisty?

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