Edward Clarke






 

Location and period of operation:

Edward Clarke (& Co)

Tunstall

c1865

1877

  Longport c1877 1880
  Burslem c1880 1887

Manufacturer of Earthenware (and especially White Ironstone ware) at the Phoenix Works, Tunstall and then at the 
New Bridge Works, Longport and lastly at the Churchyard Works in Burslem. Stoke-on-Trent

 

Formerly: Bridgwood & Clarke  (at the Phoenix Works)  

Subsequently: A.J.Wilkinson

 



the plate on the left has the Longport mark and the platter on the right has the earlier Tunstall mark  

 


Edward Clarke white ironstone jug - Longport

 

White ironstone chamber pot - Edward Clarke - Burslem
White ironstone chamber pot - Edward Clarke - Burslem

 


small ironstone dish with the later Burslem mark 

 

 

 

 

Marks used on ware for identification:

EDWARD CLARKE

 

EDWARD CLARKE & CO

 

ROYAL SEMI-
PORCELAIN

 

PORCELAIN
OPAQUE

 

STONE CHINA


 

Often the name of the town was also added to the mark
and this is a guide to the date of manufacture:

TUNSTALL: c.1865-77
LONGPORT: c.1877-80
BURSLEM: c.1880-87

 


TUNSTALL: c.1865-77

Use of the Royal Arms by Edward Clarke in the style of the
previous "Bridgwood & Clarke"

on the use of Royal Arms

 

this style of mark was used for ware exported to America
the shield on the left represented the stars and stripes of the USA
and the shield on the right is the shield of the Royal Arms of the UK  

 

printed mark with Tunstall address
printed marks with Tunstall address
c.1865-77

 


LONGPORT: c.1877-80

 


BURSLEM: c.1880-87

  


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