The Patent Architectural Pottery Company


Location and period of operation:

Patent Architectural Pottery Company

Poole, Dorset



NOTE: Although this company was not based in Stoke-on-Trent it is included because the original company was in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent and one of the partners was John Ridgway.  

(See sources)


Previously: Ridgway & Bale  

Ridgway & Bale had been partners at the Architectural Pottery Works, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. 
This partnership was dissolved in August 1854. 


Subsequently: In 1895 the business was sold to the Jesse Carter and it became the Poole Pottery.  


The relationship between the partners:
[this information is broadly correct - please email me if you have additional information or know different]

John Ridgway (1785-1860) of Cauldon Place, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent was a member of the famous Ridgway family of potters



London Gazette,  Mayl 1855

notice of a patent granted to Frederick George Sanders


London Gazette,  9 April 1858

notice that John Ridgway  left the partnership, which was continued by
Thomas Sanders Bale, Thomas Richard Sanders and Frederick George Sanders



Initials used on ware for identification:

P A & Co


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