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W.H. Goss (1833-1906)

 "Goss China" is the term used to refer to the products of the Falcon Pottery, situated in Stoke on Trent, of Mr. William Henry Goss.William Henry Goss was born in London in 1833, the son of Richard and Sophia Goss. He studied at the School of Design in Somerset House, London.In 1857 Goss came to work at the pottery company of W. T. Copeland as chief artist. A disagreement led to his setting up in business on his own in 1858 at the nearby small Cock Works in John Street (now Leese Street), off Liverpool Road, Stoke.He continued to produce similar wares in competition with Copeland and developed processes for making jewelled vases and scent bottles in highly elaborate designs. Early in his career he entered into partnership with a Mr. Peake, a terracotta roofing tile manufacturer, and during this short period produced a range of terracotta water coolers, spill vases, tobacco jars and other wares. This partnership lasted for only abo