T J & J Mayer






 

Location and period of operation:

T J & J Mayer

Burslem

1843

1855

   (See sources)

Thomas, John and Joshua Mayer Earthenware, China, Parian and blue printed ware manufacturers at the Furlong Works and also the Dale Hall Works, Longport, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

T J & J Mayer exhibited at the British Exhibitions of 1851, 1853 and 1855. They won a medal at the 1851 Exhibition. 

The firm produced a large earthenware table described as the 'chef-ďoeuvre of the potter's art'. They introduced many improvements in manufacture especially in polychromatic bisque printing.

NOTE: in the 1841 Pigot's Directory the two brothers Thomas and John were recorded as operating the Dale Hall Works

 


Previously: Joseph Stubbs [1822-35]

Subsequently: Mayer Bros & Elliot [1855-58]

 


Selected by the Committee for the Staffordshire Potteries 
to exhibit at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855

 


 


Mark from a large oval serving platter
refering to the prize won at the 1851
British Exhibition

 T J & J Mayer
Dale Hall Pottery
Longport

the marks in the diamond show the 
design was registered on 
2nd September 1851

- see details on registration -

Mark supplied by Cheryl Griffin (Fairfield county, Connecticut, United States)
who say the serving platter has been used in her family for generations


Flow Blue Dish
Flow Blue Dish

Plate in the Florentine pattern
Plate in the Florentine pattern

Pink transferware teapot
Pink transferware teapot


 

Initials & marks used on ware for identification:



T. J. & J. MAYER
LONGPORT


MAYER BROS

other marks



1898 OS map of the Dalehall area

St. Paul's parish church is clearly seen in the top right centre of the map. 

Adjoining the church and marked in dark blue is the Dale Hall Brick and Tile Works the green lines are Dale Street and Hall Street - indicative of the name of the district

To the left the purple area is Portland House

The Pottery works of the Dale Hall Pottery and Dale Hall Works are marked in light blue and red adjoining the Dale Hall Works on the Trent and Mersey Canal is the Albany Works

In the bottom right centre is The Newport Street Works of Wood & Sons

 


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