Mayer & Sherratt






 

Location and period of operation:

Mayer & Sherratt

Longton

1906

1941

   (See sources)

   Manufacturer of china at the Clifton Works in Stafford Street, Longton,  Stoke-on-Trent.

 


MELBA CHINA was a trade name used by Mayer & Sherratt 

other companies used the name 'MELBA' 

- click for more on MELBA -


 


from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'


 


1898 map of Stafford Street, Longton

Blue circle =  Mayer & Sherratt

Purple circle = J H Cope

Green circle = John Tams & Son

 


 

Typical ware produced by Mayer & Sherratt:

 

Mayer & Sherratt china cup & saucer
Mayer & Sherratt china cup & saucer

 


 

Mayer & Sherratt china trio of cup, saucer & side plate
Mayer & Sherratt china trio of cup, saucer & side plate

 


 

cake & sandwich stand
cake & sandwich stand



plates in the Dolly Varden pattern 

 

Dolly Varden was the 'beautiful daughter' of Gabriel (the locksmith)
and Martha Varden in the Charles Dickens story 'Barnaby Rudge' 

 


RdNo 739443
Dolly Varden

the registration number 739443 show that the 
pattern was first registered in 1928

'Dolly Varden' was the pattern name

 


 

trio in a modern design - said to be produced in 1935
trio in a modern design - said to be produced c.1935

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

 


M & S
L

[the L stands for the town 'Longton' 
where the factory was] 

mark used c.1906+



MELBA CHINA
ENGLAND

 

MELBA CHINA
MELBA CHINA
ENGLAND

marks used c.1921+


 


MELBA BONE CHINA
GUARANTEED
MADE IN
ENGLAND

mark used c.1925-41

the Mayer & Sherratt mark always had 
the words 'MELBA BONE CHINA'
above the crown

if the words are below the crown then it 
is the mark of
Melba China Co. Ltd. 

 


other companies used the name 'MELBA' 

- click for more on MELBA -

 


questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks