Washington Pottery (Staffordshire) Ltd


Location and period of operation:

Washington Pottery Ltd

Shelton (Hanley)



(See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at the Washington Works, Shelton, (Hanley), Stoke-on-Trent

  • The business was run by the Tittensor family.

  • Producing hotel and catering ware as well as domestic tea sets and fancy ware. 

  • In 1963 the firm was granted a worldwide licence to manufacture memorabilia featuring the Beatles pop group, including souvenir plates, mugs, sugar and milk jugs, egg cups and cereal bowls. 

  • In 1970 the company became English Ironstone Pottery Ltd. 


Formerly: Swinnertons

Subsequently: English Ironstone Pottery Ltd


Traditional tea set in the Blue Riband pattern 

 Washington pottery check plates
date: 1957



Washington Pottery had a worldwide licence to manufacture memorabilia featuring the Beatles



"Aquarius" (Fish Series) Ironstone Fish Plates

 Washington Pottery introduced a series of this shape and pattern style
it was continued by the subsequent company English Ironstone Pottery 



Marks used on ware for identification:

Washington Pottery Ltd

Blue Riband
Washington Pottery Ltd
Hanley  England

Blue Riband is the pattern name

(Fish Series)
Ironstone Tableware
Washington Pottery 
Staffordshire  England

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Questions / comments / contributions?  Steve Birks