Bourne & Leigh (Ltd)






 

Location and period of operation:

Bourne & Leigh (Ltd)

Burslem

1892

1941

Earthenware manufacturer at the Albion Pottery (which was later renamed to the Leighton Pottery), Orme Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The original partners were Mr E Bourne and Mr J E Leigh - it appears that in 1913 Bourne left the partnership.

  • In 1913 Leigh was jointed by Mr A W Potter until 1937.

  • In 1937 the company was incorporated at Bourne & Leigh Ltd when Gerald Wood, the principle partner of Arthur Wood & Son (Longport) Ltd, with others, aquired and interest in the business.

  • Bourne & Leigh closed in 1941 as part of the wortime concentration scheme and did not reopen. 

 

Previously E Bourne was in partnership as Blackhurst & Bourne (1880-92) at the Hadderidge Pottery Burslem. 

Subsequently continued as Leighton Pottery Ltd (c.1940-54)

 

ironstone mug in the comic TYKE pattern manufactured by BOURNE AND LEIGH
mug marked Albion Pottery

A YORKSHIREMAN'S ADVICE TO HIS SON: 
SEE ALL, HEAR ALL, SAY NOWT.
 
On the lower part of the cup under the sleeping dog it reads: 
EAT ALL, DRINK ALL, PAY NOWT AND IF EVER THA DOES OUT FOR NOWT ALLUS DO IT FOR THISEN.


 


Bourne & Leigh covered serving dish 


 


Vase in the Chinese Rose pattern

 



1910-1935
Silver Jubilee
King George V  Queen Mary

 

Produced at 
the
Leighton Pottery
Burslem, Eng
Made in England

this mark was continued by Leighton Pottery Ltd. 

 


 

Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

B & L

Bourne & Leigh 


B & L
B

Bourne & Leigh 
Burslem


E B & J E L

E. Bourne & J.E. Leigh 


E B J E L

E. Bourne  J.E. Leigh 


E B & J E L
B

E. Bourne & J.E. Leigh
Burslem
 

 


printed mark c.1912+
Albion Pottery
E.B. & J.E.L.
B

 c.1912+
B stands for Burslem - the town where the works were situated
TYKE is the pattern name

The registration number 579814 dates from 1911


"Asiatic Pheasants" is the pattern name
EB & JEL

"Asiatic Pheasants" is the pattern name



Leighton 

The registration number 300714 dates from 1897


 


Leighton
Pottery
B & L

"Chinese Rose" is the pattern name

mark used in the 1930+


printed mark used in the 1930's
Leighton
Pottery
B & L

"POMEGRANATE" is the pattern name

mark used in the 1930+

this mark with the name "Royal Leighton" 
was continued by Leighton Pottery Ltd

 



1899 OS map showing the Albion Pottery

 


1924 OS map - the works have been renamed to the Leighton Pottery

 


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