Mellor, Taylor & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

Mellor, Taylor & Co

Burslem

1880

1903

Earthenware manufacturers at the Top Bridge Works (Longport) from c.1882-3 and the Cleveland Works from c.1884-1904, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The partners were Thomas Taylor, Henry Prall, Robert White, Ann Mellor and Marmaduke Mellor. In January 1888 Robert White retired from the business. 

  • 'Hard durable granite or ironstone china was made for the American market. Goods were also made, to some extent, for the home trade.'

  • It appears that Mellor, Taylor & Co shared the Top Bridge Works with Davenports - it was not at all uncommon for potters to share or rent part of a works. 

  • Note that although Godden records Mellor, Taylor & Co as occupying the Cleveland Works from c.1884, Jewitt states that they succeeded Thomas Hughes at the Waterloo Works (Cobridge, Burslem) in 1883. 

  • Kelly & Keates trade directories records them at Bournes Bank (Burslem) between 1880 and 1884; and from 1887 to 1900 at Waterloo Road (Burslem)

  • At the time of the bankruptcy of the business the named partners will Marmaduke Mellor, Ann Mellor and Thomas Taylor.  

 

 

London Gazette
February 3, 1888


notice that on the 26th January 1888
Robert White retired from the partnership  

 


 

London Gazette
April 15, 1904
 


notice to the creditors of Mellor, Taylor & Co 

 

 

 


 


Octagonal shaped tureen with lid - Chelsea pattern. 




white ironestone serving dish 


 


plate in the tea leaf pattern 



plate in the SUPERB pattern 


 

 

Marks used on ware for identification:

MELLOR TAYLOR & Co

a number of variations of mark was used 


 


Royal Ironstone China
Mellor, Taylor & Co
England

1880-1904

mark incorporating the Royal Arms
on Royal Arms


 


Semi Porcelain
Mellor, Taylor & Co
England


1880-1904

OCEANA is the pattern name



Semi Porcelain
Mellor, Taylor & Co
England


1880-1904

EMBLEM is the pattern name



Semi Porcelain
Mellor, Taylor & Co
England

SUPERB is the pattern name

The registration number 206866
dates from 1893



Mellor, Taylor & Co England
Warranted Stone China


Warranted Stone China
Mellor, Taylor & Co 
England

1880-1904


Marks incorporating the shield of the Royal Arms
with marks for Scotlan, England and Northern Ireland

(as shown below)

  


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