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Myott China

Myott started as a family-run business based in the Staffordshire Potteries of England in 1898. They were started with family funding by Ashley Myott after the death of his boss, making him the youngest independent potter of the period. Starting out, Myott produced table earthenware from just three ovens. They expanded in 1925 to include an extensive array of Art Deco wares in order to keep up with competitors in the area who were employing famous designers.

In the early '40s, Myott collaborated with the Austrian company Goldscheider to produce ceramic face masks and figures. Throughout the '50s, they produced for other ceramic firms as well. Unlike other firms at the time, the designs made during Myott's Art Deco years were anonymous, meaning no pieces are signed or dated. A fire that took place at the factory in 1949 destroyed all records and pattern books, making it more difficult to assess the range of Myott's Art Deco production.

In 1969, Myott was bought out by Interspace, the largest manufacturer of U.S. tableware at the time, but the Myott name was retained. In 1976, they merged with Alfed Meakin Ltd. and became Myott-Meakin Ltd. In June 1991, the Myott-Meakin name was taken over by the Churchill group of potteries.

Quick Facts

  • Orange and brown were often used for decoration by Myott. Blue and red were infrequently used and are highly sought-after by collectors
  • In addition to Art Deco pieces, Myott also produced many transferware patterns
  • A rare Myott Beaky jug circa 1920-1930 sold at Bonhams London in July 2012 for $1,269

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