J T Hudden


Location and period of operation:

J T Hudden




 (See sources)

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
from bankruptcy




Registered design number: 284562

Proprietor: J T Hudden.

Address: Anchor Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries, Staffordshire.

1874 Aug 22

National Archives, Kew





At 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. 

1881 census:

Dwelling: Hunt Stables
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
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



jug from "John Thomas Hudden" in Longton and is decorated in the "Chusan" pattern 

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
brown transfer ware plate in the LASSO pattern

questions/comments/contributions? : Steve Birks