About Hampshire Pottery
Pottery began production in 1871. The pottery
was founded by James Taft. Hampshire Pottery first
introduced the widely popular matte green glaze
in 1883. In 1904 Cadmon Robertson joined Hampshire
Pottery and was soon placed in charge of production.
Robertson developed over 900 glazes while with
Hampshire Pottery and was responsible for many
of the forms.
Robertson passed away in 1914 which left Hampshire
solely in the hands of Taft. Just after Robertsons
death, Taft determined to cease production. In
1916 Taft sold Hampshire
Pottery to George Morton who was previously
Hampshire pottery continued for only a year under
Mortons direction and was closed in 1917.
After the end of World War I, Morton reopened
Hampshire Pottery with primary production being
white china for hotels and restaurants. Hampshire
Pottery closed permanently in 1923.
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