Bridgwood & Clarke






 

Location and period of operation:

Bridgwood & Clarke

Burslem

1857

1864

Manufacturer of  Earthenware (and especially White Ironstone) at the Churchyard Works in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent (1857-64) 

Also at the Phoenix Works Tunstall (c.1862-1864)

 

Subsequently:  Edward Clarke (& Co)

 



covered white ironstone tureen by Bridgwood & Clarke

 



white ironstone plate by Bridgwood & Clarke

 



transfer decorated water jug by Bridgwood & Clarke

 


Initials and names  used on ware for identification:


Bridgwood &
Clarke

B & C

B & C
BURSLEM

The name of the pattern is often included with
the marks.

The trade name
"Opaque China" or Opaque Porcelain" 
is sometimes used. 



impressed mark
BRIDGWOOD & CLARKE

Several marks occur incorporating the initials
'B & C' or the firm's name in full.

1857-1864


Bridgwood & Clarke
Bridgwood & Clarke
BURSLEM
Porcelain Opaques

the mark of Bridgwood & Clarke
incorporating the Royal Arms

 - click for more on the use of the Royal Arms -



Bridgwood & Clarke mark on a shipwreck piece


- click picture for information
on the Churchyard Works -


Entry from the 1861 census:

"Jesse Bridgewood, age 54, Earthenware manufacturer employing 40 men 15 women 20 boys 13 girls"

 


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