This brick was found in St Petersburg, Russia and a photograph was kindly forwarded by Vladimir Smirnov. It may be stamped Christie and Son. The manufacturer is unknown but it is likely to be British and even more likely to be Scottish. Possibly manufactured by Christie & Son, Brick and tile makers, Shore Road, Stirling or…
17/07/1828 – Perthshire Courier. The subscriber has got a considerable quantity at the Perth Brickfield on the side of the Glasgow Road, immediately beyond County Place, which he is to sell on moderate terms. Orders will be received at the works. Those wishing flue covers, or a particular size of a brick, will please give immediate notice. The subscriber begs to mention, having always a number of excellent bricklayers employed, he will be happy to contract with gentlemen for building brick walls or any other work in that department. James Thomson. Perth Brickfield 09/07/1828. (Note – SBH – I am not sure if the Brickfield was located exactly where the later Brick and Tile Works were situated. Certainly, both appear to be situated off Glasgow Road.)(See also the Northside Brick and Tile Works, Perth.)
23/09/1858 – Perthshire Advertiser – Perth Brick and Tile Works adjoining the Glasgow Road and Railway Terminus. On hand a large stock of common red bricks, roofing tiles and draining pipes and tiles. Apply to the manager at the works or to Messrs Christie & Son, Brick and Tile Works, Shore Road, Stirling.
Below – 1860 – Perth Brick and Tile Works, Perth.