Wallis Gimson & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

Wallis Gimson & Co

Fenton

1882

1890

Earthenware manufacturer at the Lane Delph Pottery, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Gimson specialised in making ware in a series such as The World and Achivements of notable Victorians.

  • in February the patrership between Joseph Gimson the younger and Thomas Wallis Gimson was dissolved and Thomas W Gimson continued on his own account. 

  • At the time of bankruptcy of the business it was Thomas Wallis Gimson who was trading as Wallis Gimson & Co

 

formerly: Pratt & Simpson

 

London Gazette
February 21, 1888 


notice of the dissolution of the partnership btween
Joseph Gimson the younger and Thomas Wallis Gimson 

 


 

London Gazette
March 7, 1890
 


notice of a Deed for Assignment for Creditors 

 


 

Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

 

WALLIS GIMSON &
CO


WALLIS GIMSON & Co
WALLIS GIMSON & Co

'HAMILTON' is the pattern name 


 


registration number 7624 - corresponds to the year 1884

GRAPES is the pattern name 

A printed mark of a beehive was used with
the name Wallis Gimson & Co

although they included the words 'TRADE MARK'
it was probably not registered to them as the beehive 
mark was widely used by pottery manufacturers

on marks with beehives 



THE WORLD


THE WORLD
WALLIS GIMSON & Co
 


THE WORLD
M B & Co

M B & Co are likely to be importers or distributors

 

The World - Wallis Gimson & Co.

Influenced by the Aesthetic Movement, the patterns in this series reflect the periodís keen interest in nature and travel to exotic lands.  Wallis Gimson's designs featured exotic blooming orchids and wildflowers mixed often with maiden hair fern fronds and butterflies. 

The central elements of the design are two cartouches each with a separate world-renowned city, building, architectural feature, or monument. 

All of the patterns were printed in dark brown with two versions produced; one in the single underglaze brown and the second printed in brown and painted with four vibrant colors underglaze.  Gilding on the edge of the border is occasionally found on the printed and painted version. 

This series of patterns was first registered on May 27, 1884, with production ending sometime prior to the close of the factory in 1890.

Printed British Pottery & Porcelain 1750-1900

 


A plate made by Wallis Gimson & Co - the pattern is called THE WORLD
one of the plates in THE WORLD series
Windsor Castle and the Albert Memorial

 


 

A small tureen with the pattern name GARFIELD
A small tureen with the pattern name GARFIELD  

 


the registration number 8844 dates from 1885 

 



small vase made by Wallis Gimson & Co
small vase made by Wallis Gimson & Co

the pattern name is HAMILTON

 


 

William Gladstone Plate
William Gladstone Plate made by Wallis Gimson & Co

This is not a memoriam plate as many think (Gladstone passed away in 1898).

This plate was produced about 10 years earlier as part of a series which celebrated the achievements of many Victorian figures. 

The octagonal shaped series was made by Wallis Gimson & Co and this example is marked  - many are not.

 


 

Mark on the Portrait Series plates
WALLIS GIMSON & Co

Mark on the Portrait Series plates
- No. 54 was the Queen Victoria Jubilee Plate below 

 

Queen Victoria Jubilee Plate
Queen Victoria Jubilee Plate 

 


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