Mellor, Venables & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

Mellor, Venables (& Co)

Burslem

1834

1851

(See sources)

"the rooms, with very few exceptions; are either low, damp, close, small, dark, hot, dirty, ill ventilated, or unwholesome,
or have all these disadvantages"

Subsequently: Venables & Baines


 

London Gazette - 8 July 1851 

notice of the dissolution of the partnership in June 1851 

 


 

 

platter in the Whampoa pattern

platter in the Whampoa pattern

 


 

Mellor, Venables & Co. flow blue dish in the Eastern Flowers pattern

flow blue dish in the Eastern Flowers pattern

 


 

 

dish in the 'Beauties of China' pattern

transfer ware dish in the 'Beauties of China' pattern

 


 

transfer ware plate in the 'MEDICI' pattern

 

 

transfer ware platter in the 'MEDICI' pattern

the pattern is hand coloured

 


 

 

transfer ware plate in the 'NINGPO' pattern

 


 

transfer ware plate in the 'British Tambourine' pattern

the plate is hand coloured

 


 

transfer ware plate in the 'WINDSOR' pattern

 


cup and saucer in the 'OLIVE' pattern

 


 

Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

M V & Co

MELLOR, VENABLES & Co


M V & Co
M V & Co

'Beauties of China' is the pattern name



OLIVE
M V & Co

'OLIVE' is the pattern name

 


 

IRONESTONE

'MEDICI' is the pattern name

the diamond gives the registration date of 5th July 1847


'NINGPO' is the pattern name

the impressed mark is filled with glaze and difficult to read

 


WINDSOR
REGISTERED Aug 5th 1849
MELLOR VENABLES & Co

WINDSOR' is the pattern name



Ironstone
Registered by Mellor, Venables & Co
No.58069 Feb 9 1849

this mark was on the
'Beauties of China' dish


Mellor, Venables & Co., Royal Patent
Mellor, Venables & Co.
Royal Patent

sometimes this style of mark is poorly impressed 
and is so full of glaze it is very difficult to decipher 


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