W and A Smith 1825 - 1933

Mauchlineware maker
Scottish; British
born in:
Mauchline, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

c. 1825 - William and Andrew Smith set up a factory to make snuff boxes and other articles, from sycamore and decorated with a small scene, usually applied as a transfer, though some early pieces were hand-painted and then covered in slow-drying varnish.