Location and period of operation:
Earthenware manufacturer - operating at the Globe Pottery, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent.
Charles Cockson had started the business in 1834 with Wingfield Harding - originally operating as Harding & Cockson - when Harding died in 1856, the business was conducted until 1861 by his sons in partnership with Mr Charles Cockson.
From 1862 to 1865 Charles Cockson operated the business on his own. His son Charles Thomas Cockson continued as a decorator at the business until 1870 when he emigrated to America.
In 1866 Elijah and David Chetwynd became partners and the firm continued as Cockson & Chetwynd.
In 1872 David Chetwynd left the business.
In 1873 Charles Cockson died. His son Charles Edward Cockson continued as a partner in the business.
In 1876 the partnership was dissolved when Elijah Chetwynd left the business - which continued as Cockson & Seddon.
"In 1866 the making of china was discontinued and the manufacture of white graniteware for the American trade was substituted. The mark is the royal arms and the name IMPERIAL IRONSTONE CHINA, COCKSON & CHETWYND ...."
Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900
Subsequently: Cockson & Seddon.
London Gazette April 26th 1872
notice that David Chetwynd left the partnership in April 1872
London Gazette March 21st 1876
that Elijah Chetwynd left the partnership in March 1876
and Joshua Seddon joined
Advert for Cockson, Chetwynd & Co. - from 1867 Keates Directory
courtesy of R K Henrywood - 'Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900'
Chetwynd & Co.,
GRANITE & EARTHENWARE
An Ornamental Design for a Breakfast Service.
Cockson Chetwynd & Co. Manufacturers, Cobridge.
Registered date: 7 Jan 1868
National Archives - Open Government Licence
Imperial Ironstone Cockson & Chetwynd pitcher.
It measures 12" high and almost 8" wide from spout to handle.
White Imperial Ironstone serving dish & lid
Cockson, Chetwynd & Co.
Initials used on ware for identification:
C C & Co
COCKSON, CHETWYND & Co
COCKSON, CHETWYND & Co
marks with '& Co' date from the earlier period 1866 to 1872
COCKSON & CHETWYND
marks without '& Co' date from the later period 1873 to 1875
The Globe Works
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