recently I bought a meat drainer with accompanying platter (see attached pictures). Because of the Y&M on the mark (below the pattern name Snowdrop) I assume it is from the pottery Yates & May in Shelton (Stoke-on-Trent). But since I couldn't find any other examples of marks from this pottery I am not 100% sure. I contacted www.thepotteries.org and the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and they advised me to contact you. So I hope you can either confirm or point me in the right direction. Anyhow, it is very hard to find more information about the Yates & May pottery. Who was the mystery mister "May"? Can you tell me more about this pottery or can you recommend a book or website where I can read more?
Any help is very much appreciated.
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