Location and period of operation:
J T Hudden
John Thomas Hudden, an earthenware manufacturer at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Established a factory in Stafford Street in 1859 and then at the British Anchor Works in Anchor Road in c.1874 - 1885.
around 1884/5 the works was taken over and named "British Anchor Pottery Co. Ltd"
London Gazette - 31 August 1883
notice of the proceedings for liquidation
London Gazette - 29 January 1884
notice of the
meeting to discharge John Thomas Hudden
Registered design number: 284562
Proprietor: J T Hudden.
Address: Anchor Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries, Staffordshire.
1874 Aug 22
National Archives, Kew
the time of the 1881 census John Hudden (who never married) was living as a
boarder with the Swift family.
The census notes that Hudden's pottery company employed over 100 people.
Dwelling: Hunt Stables
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England
Marr | Age | Sex
|Charlotte SWIFT||W 84 F||Head||Grimsthorpe, Lincoln||Retired Farmer|
|Fanny K. SWIFT||M 45 F||Daur||Trentham|
|Henry C. SWIFT||U 23 M||G Son||Trentham||Mercantile Clerk|
|John T. HUDDEN||U 65 M||Boarder||Hackney, Middlesex||Manufacturer Employing Above 100 Hands (Pottery)|
|Sarah WILDE||U 17 F||Servt||Blythe Bridge||Gen Servt|
Initials and Marks used on ware for identification:
The above often
appears with the location name "LONGTON"
and often with the pattern name
Mark on J. T. Hudden ware
"CHUSAN" is the pattern name
Mark on J. T. Hudden ware with the name in full
"CHOICE" is the pattern name
This fragment was found in field in Tasmania, Australia - Dec 2003
"LASSO" is the pattern name
pottery fragment found in the River Derwent at Matlock in Derbyshire, England
on a white ground it has three oriental figures on both sides of the jug in shades of green, red, pink and black. On one side the oriental figures are surrounded by a scroll covered in red roses and leaves and on the other side three different figures are standing in the garden surrounded by the same red roses and leaves.
The jug measures 5.5" in diameter and stands 8.5" high
The base is printed "Chusan, J.T.H., Longton". (as example above)
brown transfer ware plate in the LASSO pattern
questions/comments/contributions? : Steve Birks