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Wood and Sons is a ceramics company based in Burslem, in the Potteries area of England.
The name Wood and Sons is most synonymous with the period between 1819 and 1846, when a company known as Enoch Wood and Sons produced a range of transfer decorated pieces.
It gained a sizable reputation in the US and today is highly sought after.
Enoch Wood’s father Aaron, born in 1717, was a noted mould maker, while Aaron’s Brother Ralph, born in 1715, gained a strong reputation for his Toby Jugs.
The present Wood and Sons can trace its origins to another branch of the family. Absolom Wood and his son, TF Wood, established the company in 1865.1
How much are Wood and Sons ceramics worth?
Enoch Wood and Sons pieces from early to mid-19th century can achieve up to $5,500 at auction. Later pieces by the 1865-established Wood and Sons are considerably less valuable.
An 1819 – 46 Enoch Wood and Sons blue transfer-decorated oblong platter realised $3,250 at a Skinner auction in November 2010.
A circa 1825 Enoch Wood and Sons blue transfer-decorated mug, depicting the landing of General Lafayette at Castle Gardens, New York on August 16 1824, sold for $5,500 at a Freeman's auction in November 2005.
An 1819 – 46 Enoch Wood and Sons red transfer decorated pitcher, depicting Fisher Ames, realised $2,200 at a Freeman’s sale in April 2007.
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