Frank Beardmore & Co 






 

Location and period of operation:

Frank Beardmore & Co

Fenton

1901

1914 (1916?)

 (See sources)

Manufacturer of earthenware at the Sutherland Pottery, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. Often produced souvenir ware for the American and Canadian market.
Frank Beardmore began potting on his own in 1901 - (although the standard references record 1903).  Pottery Gazette & Journals for the time period document a 1901 start.

Beardmore family records include those of writer Arnold Bennett, whose sister married Frank Beardmore, and Beardmore's son George, who also became a writer.

For more information see the book/CD:- "Frank Beardmore: A Potter's Tale"  2005. (by Judith and Richard Wagner)
Contact the Wagners:-
bygones@gte.net
Bygones
PO Box 1558
North Bend, OR 97459
USA

 

Formerly:  Christie and Beardmore

NOTE: The Sutherland Pottery (Fenton) of Frank Beardmore is not to be confused with the Sutherland Works (in Longton)
which is occupied by Hudson & Middleton.

 

Marks and Initials used on ware for identification:


"SUTHERLAND ART WARE"
is a trade name of Frank Beardmore
it does not appear on all their ware
(see example below)



"BASALTINE WARE"
is a trade name of Frank Beardmore
 



"LUSITANIA"
is the pattern name



mark on a commemorative plate
produced for the importers G. H. Bowman


F B & CO
F

[printed or impressed mark
- the "F" underneath stands for FENTON]


NOTE: F. B. & Co. is also the mark of a
U.S. importer based in Philadelphia. "Fisher, Bruce and Co"


F BEARDMORE & CO LTD
FENTON
ENGLAND


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questions/comments/contributions?  Steve Birks

updated: 11 Dec 2005