Tamworth: Gibbs & Canning

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On display in the museum at Tamworth Castle are examples of architectural terracotta which were produced by the company Gibbs and Manning. Established in 1847, the firm manufactured a whole range of works from ornamental garden pieces, sculptures and animals to grand architectural stoneware.

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The above pottery plaque details a female head with a scrolled flower either side and dates to the early 20th century.

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The above work depicts two intertwined lizards biting the tail of the other and dates to the early 20th century.

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The above plaque depicts a graceful eel and also dates to the early 20th century. Gibbs and Canning ceased to trade in the late 1960’s.

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