Cornishware & T.G. Green Pottery
Founded by Thomas Goodwin Green in 1864, T G Green Pottery introduced Cornishware in the early 1900s and it quickly established itself as their best-selling line. Cornishware gets its name from its distinctive blue and white stripes, reminiscent of the blue skies and white-crested waves that typify Cornish imagery.
Art Nouveau (1900-1919)
This is the period pre-Cornishware and instead, T.G. Green's pottery is typical of the period. Here you might find Ming Jugs or pieces bearing the 'Ivanhoe' or 'Tangiers' patterns popular with T.G Green during this time.
Art Deco (1920-1939)
This is when Cornishware was first introduced and you will find many beautiful examples of plates, bowls, jugs, cheese dishes, flor shakers and herb pots bearing that lovely blue and white stripes. There are other examples of T.G Greens work here too, sometimes including 'Tally-Ho'- blue and white pottery decorated with hunting scenes of horses and dogs. As you'd imagine, condition is the key to value and collectors are looking for items in as near to perfect condition as possible.
Shop by Era
The options progress from Art Deco in periods of 20 years and in each the offerings have something unique. Whilst the blue and white stripes of Cornishware remain consistent throughout, the shape and design of the pieces change to reflect the style of the period. From 1960, you will see the introduction of stoneware and ironstone; pieces in a more natural honey and brown finish, usually with a high glazed finish. There are some examples of Cornish Gold to be found here too; Cornishware in the usual striped design but in honey/gold and white instead of blue and white.
Perhaps one of the best things about T.G. Green Pottery is that it's still going strong today in Derbyshire. More modern designs have been introduced, such as Cornish Red (red and white stripes) 'Creepy Crawlies' and 'Cloverleaf', which is a modern design reminiscent of the Victorian era.