offered for sale is a W.H. Goss crested ware, heraldic, souvenir china vase modelled as the "Exeter Vase" it is decorated with the crest of the popular, North Wales resort of Llandudno. You will notice that in this instance, Llandudno has been spelt incorrectly. This item has a stamped mark to the base and the absence of the word England puts the date of manufacture between 1925 and 1930.
In the 1880s, under the influence of his sons Adolphus, Victor and Huntley, the famous small white-glazed vases and pots with heraldic arms for presentations were produced. These items made up a large portion of his production. These were soon joined by small items depicting interesting local scenery. In all, there are over 2,500 different Goss china models ranging from Parian figures to tea services to pots and jugs to beautiful coloured figures and cottages and they can be found with over 10,000 different decorations. The most valuable pieces have a crest of the place where the antiquity was found or of the location of the landmark, these are called 'matching crests'.
The business was taken over by Cauldon Potteries in 1929, with the name Goss still being used. Finally, it became a subsidiary of the Royal Doulton group. Unfortunately, by 1940, the Goss factory had ceased production
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