Pearson & Hancock

Edward Pearson


Location and period of operation:

Edward Pearson




 (See sources)

  Ironstone China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Abbey Pottery, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Edward Pearson was in partnership with Redulphus Hancock trading as Pearson & Hancock
    - this partnership was disolved in September 1853 and Pearson continued the business on his own.

  • Some of the trade directories record the works as being at Sneyd Green / Sneyd Street, Cobridge


London Gazette 7 October 1853

notice of the dissolution of the partnership
between Edward Pearson & Redulphus Hancock


Abbey Pottery
"At these Cobridge works - established, it is said, in 1703 - Messrs. Wood & Hawthorne, who succeeded H. Meakin in 1879, manufactured white graniteware for the American markets only. (The pottery was formerly carried on by Edward Pearson, from 1853 until 1873).

The mark was the royal arms, with the words IRONSTONE CHINA, WOOD & HAWTHORNE, ENGLAND. Messrs. Wood & Hawthorne continued to 1887 and were succeeded in that year by Messrs. Sant & Vodrey-a partnership which continued until 1893."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900


NOTE:  Edward Pearson previously worked in Burslem from 1848-51 and then moved to the Abbey Works in Cobridge.


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