J W Pankhurst & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

J W Pankhurst & Co

Hanley

1850

1883

Earthenware and ironstone manufacturers in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

  • James William Pankhurst was in partnership with the Meigh family for a brief period in 1850 at the Old Hall Street works as Charles Meigh, son and Pankhurst.  This partnership ended on the 6th July 1850. 

  • Both Meigh and Pankhurst seem then to have continued as separate manufacturing companies at the same works. It was not unusual for manufacturers to share works.

  • According to Jewitt Ceramic Art of Great Britain Pankhurst continued at the Old Hall Works until 1883.

  • Pankhurst also operated the Charles Street Works

  • " & CO" was added from 1852 although not all marks had the "& Co"

  • Pankhurst's original partner at the Charles Street Works was John Dimmock - this partnership was dissolved on the 26th December 1857.

  • Pankhurst was later in partnership with James Meakin - this partnership was dissolved on the 30th July 1883. 

 

At the Charlles Street Works: 

Precceded by William Ridgway
Succeeded by Johnson Bros. after Pankhurst went bankrupt 

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London Gazette
12 July 1850
 


notice of the disolution of the partnership between
Charles Meigh, Charles Meigh junior and James William Pankhurst
 

 


London Gazette
1 January 1858


notice of the disolution of the partnership between
James William Pankhurst and John Dimmock 
 

 


 

London Gazette
3 August 1883

 
notice of the disolution of the partnership between
James William Pankhurst and James Meakin
 

 

 

Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

JWP

J W PANKHURST

J W P & Co

J W PANKHURST & CO

J PANKHURST & CO

 

 



Early white ironstone covered vegetable bowl 
7" tall and 13 3/8" wide with two handles - 
nice bud finial with leaves- 
marked J W Pankhurst Hanley stone china and impressed Florence

J W PANKHURST
J W PANKHURST
early 1850-52 mark (without "& CO")



Heavy walled water pitcher measures 
12" high x 8 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" diameter at the base.

J W PANKHURST & Co
J W PANKHURST & Co
1852-83 mark

 


The above information may not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.

email: Steve Birks

23/01/2002