Collingwood Bros (Ltd) 






 

Location and period of operation:

Collingwood Bros

Longton

1887

1957

China manufacturer, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent


The factory was originally called the Crown Works, however there was a nearby factory called the Crown Pottery and so in 1919 the Collingwood factory was renamed the St. George Works.

The partners were Charles Collingwood and Arthur Benjamin Collingwood. 

From March 1948 the company was renamed "Collingwood China Ltd" - [the original marks were continued to be used] 

In 1957/8 the works were taken over by Clayton Bone China. 

 

Formerly: Collingwood and Greatbatch  (1870 to 1887) 

Subsequently: Clayton Bone China (1958 to 1962)

 

 


London Gazette
24th June 1887

 
notice of the dissolution of Collingwood & Greatbatch
the business to continue as Collingwood Brothers

 


 



Collingwood Bros., Ltd
China manufacturers
Clayton Street, Longton

from: 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'

 



1878 map showing the Crown Works on Clayton Street 

 



map from 1947 Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review

44 Doric China Co.

45 Gladstone China (Longton), Ltd.

46 Roslyn China

47 New Park Potteries, Ltd.

48 Shaw & Copestake, Ltd.

49 H. Aynsley & Co., Ltd.

50 Cartwright & Edwards,Ltd.

51 Adderleys, Ltd.

52 Holdcrofts, Ltd.

53 John Tams, Ltd.

54 James H. Cope & Co., Ltd.

55 Palissy Pottery, Ltd.

56 J. Lockett & Co.

57 J.T.Fell & Co. (Longton), Ltd.

58 Mayer & Sherratt

59 Collingwood Bros., Ltd.

60 Salisbury Crown China Co.

 



Christmas cup and plate from the 1887-1900 period


 


brown transferware cup in the Cairo pattern from the 1887-1900 period


 


green transferware cup and saucer in the Cairo pattern from the 1887-1900 period


 


LONG LIVE THE BRITISH NAVY

Jug produced to commemorate the 
surrender of the German Fleet 
in November 1918


Manufacturured by Collingwood Bros Ltd
St Georges Works
Longton 


 


cup & plate set from the 1924-30 period


 

 
teaset from the 1930-40 period


 


cup and plate set from the 1930-40 period


 


sandwich tray and plates from the 1937-50 period


 


teaset from the 1937-50 period


 

 

Marks and Initials used on ware for identification:

COLLINGWOOD
[C mark used 1887-1900]


C B 
L

[printed mark of initials - with crown above
"L" stands for Longton - the town where the factory was based
c.1887-1900]



C B
L

printed mark with crown 
c.1887-1900

"L" stands for Longton 
'TRENT' is the pattern name


 

   
C B
Ld
L

printed mark with crown 
c.1887-1900

"L" stands for Longton 
'CLYDE' is the pattern name

 


 
C B Ltd
L
England

printed mark with crown 
c.1887-1900

"L" stands for Longton 
'CAIRO' is the pattern name



C B 
L
England

printed mark in a circle with crown 
1900-12

"L" stands for Longton 


     
Collingwoods England

printed mark with crown 
1912-24



Collingwood 
C B
Made in
England

printed with a crown mark 
1924-30



Collingwood 
Made in
England

printed mark 
1924-30



Collingwood 
Bone China
Estd 1796
Made in England


Collingwood 
Bone China
England
Estd 1796

printed marks 
1930-40



Estd 1796
Collingwoods 
Bone China
England

printed mark 
1937-57

From 1948 to 1957 the company was renamed Collingwood China Ltd
this mark continued to be used


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