My family tradition says that the immigrant ancestor of myCallison family brought with them to the US a stone china set and handed it down to the next generation.I am the latest recepient of the pitcher. Other items were a water bowl, spittoon and commode.The pitcher is a glazed undecorated pitcher which is slightly off-white or bluish white in color and stands about 8 inches tall.On the bottom it says "J.W. Pankhurst & CoHanley England" stone china.It has the crest, I assume for the company also on the bottom of the pitcher.
Has anyone heard of a similar story in their Callison family?This stone china manufacturer went out of business in about 1714, but started operating again for a brief period in the mid-1800's.I can find little information about J.W. Pankhurst, otherwise.
Is there any other pieces still in existance?I would really like to communicate with anyone who might have any information.