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Seth Pennington (Maker)

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4Seth Pennington was in business from 1778 to about 1804 and with a number of different partners operated the longest lived of the various Liverpool porcelain factories.  The factory on Shaw's Brow was previously operated by Richard Chaffers and by Philip Christian. By 1805 it had been converted to furniture japanning, which business Seth ran in partnership with his son.

Underglaze blue printing was used on a considerable proportion of Seth's porcelain output and a few patterns were given light overglaze prints as a guide to the enamel painters.

Some of Seth's underglaze blue patterns are very similar to those produced at his brother John's factory but in some cases there are significant differences in the engravings that permit a separation.

For Seth Pennington porcelain click here
For more on Richard Chaffers click here
For more on Philip Christian click here

Hillis, Maurice. 2011. Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804, chapter 9 and for information on how to distinguish the underglaze prints of the Penningtons, chapter 10.