Monday, 19 April 2010
Vintage + made in Bristol
Bristol blue glass is perhaps more renowned for being made here, however, Pountney & Co. Ltd., whose Bristol Pottery produces fine china ware for the home and overseas markets can trace their history back to Robert Collins who was making pottery at St. Anne’s, Brislington, in 1652. After an unbroken span of 308 years, the Bristol Pottery was still going strong and was one of the most up-to-date in the world. Most of the company archives were destroyed when it closed in 1969.
Focus on the Past have 3 shelves dedicated to items made in the Bristol Pountney Factory. Grab yourself an authentic souvenier if you're ever in town!