Location and period of operation:
J. L. Chetham
Chetham were a family of earthenware manufacturers in Commerce Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Marks & initials used on ware for identification:
J. L. C.
Note: A printed mark occurs with
J. L. C. in script under the Royal Arms
J L C
the mark has an impressed anchor
J L C
Tiger Hunt is the pattern name
The Chetham family were involved in the pottery industry from the end of the 18th century. The firm of (James) Chetham & (Richard) Woolley was established c.1795. After Jamesí death in 1807 his wife Ann (Nee Woolley) continued the business with her brother. The factory was in Commerce Street, Longton and remained a working pottery and still stands today as a restored grade II listed building.
In 1809, Richard Woolley left the partnership to work on his own account and Ann Chetham continued alone until 1814 when she was joined by her son, Jonathan Lowe Chetham who was then aged about 18. When his mother died in 1821 Jonathan Lowe Chetham looked for a business partner and in 1822 was joined by John Robinson, and later, in 1834 by Johnís son Samuel Robinson. The firm continued as Chetham and Robinson until the death of John Robinson in 1840, when it appears Samuel withdrew from the firm. Jonathan Lowe Chetham continued alone from 1841 until his death in 1861 when he was succeeded by his three sons, John Robert and Frederick who traded as J. R. & F. Chetham until their partnership was dissolved in 1870 and they were succeeded by Herbert Aynsley.
Although the Chetham factory may be better known for its dry bodied stonewares, transfer printed pottery was made from at least 1805 until the companyís demise in 1870.
Previously (1796 - 1809) the works were started by Chetham & Woolley
Nov 1809 the works were carried on by Ann Chetham
1810-35 the works were succeeded by Chetham (& Son)
1822-37 saw a partnership between Chetham and Robinson
1841-62 Jonathan Lowe Chetham
1846-69 J.R. & F. Chetham
in 1873 the works were taken by Herbert Aynsley
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