Eagle Potteries

Eagle, Teapot
Eagle, Teapot
Eagle, Map 1892
Eagle, Map 1892

Overview

The pottery was founded by Frederic Grosvenor, a Staffordshire potter born in 1833.  He married the daughter of an Edinburgh businessman in 1863 and in 1864 he appears as a partner in the Caledonian pottery in Glasgow, but he left in 1864.

In 1869, he founded “The Bridgeton Pottery” at Boden Street, running to the corner of Bernard St, Glasgow.  The pottery was renamed to Eagle pottery in 1882.

Frederic’s son, Donald, became partner in 1889 and the firm became Grosvenor & Son.  Frederic died in 1915 and Donald continued until its closure in 1923.  The building was eventually demolished in 1994

Main Products

Domestic and commercial utilitarian wares of stoneware; whisky flagons, beer bottles, acid jars and butter pots, as well as bird waterers, baskets and water filters.  Rockingham glazed teapots.  Earthenware teapots and jugs to a lesser extent. The stoneware had a borax glaze. 

In 1893 the firm was described as ‘stoneware, Rockingham ware, water filter and stone bottle manufacturer.’
Latterly, Donald Grosvenor made electrical insulators.

One piece of terracotta is known.

Only domestic sales are known.

Articles in SPHR

Typical Backstamps & Marks

Impressed “Grosvenor”, “Grosvenor & Sons”

Pattern Names

No patterns are known

Public Collections

2 thoughts on “Eagle Potteries”

  1. Dear sir/madam,

    In the legacy of my father I found a 1½ pint jar with a copy of a claim to the invention.
    “Improved maens or appliances for securing the lids or stoppers of earthenware jars”. Patent N° 1350
    I would be verry plaesed if You could tell me more about this jar. Sadly I am not able to include a foto of the jar in this frame.
    Please forgive me if my english is not correct.

    Yours sincerely,

    Liselotte Scheffer
    The Netherlands

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