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    Sale 5395

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of the Late J.S.Goddard, removed from Camp Hill, Baldwin Estate, Staffordshire

    20 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

    Heron Cottage, Fenton, home of Charles James Mason (1791-1856), with the Mason's Ironstone Manufactory on the horizon beyond

    Price Realised  

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
    Heron Cottage, Fenton, home of Charles James Mason (1791-1856), with the Mason's Ironstone Manufactory on the horizon beyond
    oil on canvas
    25 x 35¾ in. (63.5 x 91 cm.)


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    Charles James Mason (1791-1856) was the youngest son of Miles Mason (1752-1822), the founder of Mason's Potteries in Fenton. In 1813, Charles James Mason took out a patent on 'ironstone' china, which went on to become the most successful product sold by the Minerva Works factory due to its durabilty and strength. In August 1815, he married Sarah Spode (1764-1798), granddaughter of Josiah Spode (1733-1797) and the alliance between the two families led to Mason's acquiring a second factory then held by the Spode family in Fenton.
    Charles James Mason died in 1856 and is buried at Norbury, Derbyshire.

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    Literature

    Gaye Blake Roberts, Mason's The First Two Hundred Years, London, 1996, p. 25. .
    Reginald G. Haggar, The Mason's of Lane Delph and the origin of Masons Patent Ironstone China, Hanford, 1951, p. 40, pl. 16.