James Edwards






 

Location and period of operation:

James Edwards

Burslem

1842

1851

 Earthenware and Ironstone manufacturer at the Dale Hall Pottery, Dale Hall, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

  • James Edwards operated (with Thomas Edwards) at the Kilncroft Works & Sylvester Street Works, Burslem) for a couple of years from 1839-41

  • In 1842 James Edwards purchased the Dale Hall Pottery

  • He specialised in producing white ironstone ware which was mainly for export to the US

  • In 1851 he took his son Richard into partnership 

 

Subsequently: James Edwards & Son 

 

 


Shallow dish in the Saxony Blue Design

 



Shallow dish in the Bochara pattern



bowl with applied decoration 
Porcelaine la Perle

Porcelaine la Perle was not porcelain but a name used by James Edwards for an ironstone type earthenware.

In the mid to second half of the ninteenth century British manufacturers found their markets being eroded by inexpensive French porcelain - adopting French sounding names with a faintly grey look of continental porcealin was one way of meeting the competition.   

 




covered chamber pot in white ironstone 

 


 

 

Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

J E

James Edwards

Jas Edwards


 


Saxony Blue
James Edwards



J E
James Edwards
(impressed)

BOCHARA is the pattern name


 


James Edwards
Dalehall
(impressed)

 


 


Ironstone China
James Edwards



Porcelaine la Perle
J E



James Edwards

the diamond registration mark 
gives a registered date of 25 June 1847



Jas Edwards
impressed: IRONSTONE

CORINTH is the pattern name



James Edwards
JE

the diamond registration mark 
gives a registered date of 16 July 1847

FOLIAGE is the pattern name

 


 


The Dale Hall Pottery is shown in blue

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