Location and period of operation:
Earthenware manufacturer at Auckland Street, Burslem - producing Staffordshire figures. dogs etc from early 19thC moulds.
NOTE: These works are the same as the "Wellington Street" works of Kent and Parr - in the 1950's many streets in Stoke-on-Trent were renamed and "Wellington Street" was renamed "Auckland Street"
Formerly: William Kent (1894-1944)
NOTE: On Dec 31st 1962 William Kent (Porcelains) Ltd stopped manufacture of earthenware figures - they continued for some time to produce industrial porcelain for the electrical market.
NOTE: A company 'Bairstow Manor Pottery Ltd' continues to produce Staffordshire Dogs from the original 19thC Kent moulds.
Initials used on ware for identification:
W B K
a moulded initial
mark on modern
earthenware figures made from the
original 19th C master moulds
the "B" stands for Burslem
printed mark 1944-62
The above information may
not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.
email: Steve Birks
updated: 7 May 2005