War Relics Rocket

Bairnsfather Ware

  Grimwade’s was the Stoke-on-Trent factory which from 1917 mass-produced a range of pottery items which were given the generic term “Bairnsfather Ware.”  The cream coloured pottery  was painted with transfers of the Fragments from France cartoons.  The transfers were produced by the Chromo Transfers and Potters Supply Company Limited.  Each was reproduced from a

“Schotte” by Friedrich Fehr (1862-1927)

  “Schotte” – a full length portrait of Company Sergeant Major Alexander Gibb, 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at a POW Camp in Karlsruhe, 1915.  Gibb was then transferred to another POW Camp at Doeberitz. “2000 British N.C.O’s and men sent to Russia in 1916, as a Reprisal for the employment of German Prisoners