Bretby Art Pottery / Tooth & Co.. The Bretby Art Pottery, also known as Tooth & Co., was established in 1883 at Woodville in South Derbyshire, England, and the following year that the distinctive 'Sunburst' trade mark was registered
The early Bretby output had a close affinity to the Linthorpe pottery, where the founder of the company, Henry Tooth had previously been employed.
In the late 1880s, Bretby began producing a distinctive pottery known as 'Copperette', because it simulated hammered copper, and around 1900 Bretby commenced producing simulated bronze pottery, with imitation cabochon gems applied to the surface.
In the early 1900s, "Clantha ware" was evolved, with its distinctive black matt glaze, decorated in angular patterns.
Production at the Bretby Pottery declined in the early 1900s, and ceased production in 1920.