Powell, Bishop & Stonier






 

Location and period of operation:

Powell, Bishop & Stonier

Hanley

1878

1891

 (See sources)

China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Stafford Street Works and the Church Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

 

Formerly: Powell & Bishop [1867-1878]

Subsequently: Bishop & Stonier [1878-1891]

 


 

Initials used on ware for identification:

P B & S

 

ORIENTAL IVORY
[trade name]


 

This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships including Powell, Bishop & Stonier.

Caduceus: A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes (Greek God) and used as the symbol of the medical profession.

     

 

     

Examples of printed marks with the initials "P B & S"
the registered number mark sometimes appears

"DOVER" "HONFLEUR"
"PARAGON" and "CONWAY"
are the pattern names


This trade mark was registered in 1880
and was often used with the initials B P & S
It was also used by Bishop & Stonier after 1891

 


Example of the printed trade mark with
the P B & S initials.
Alongside is an impressed "Caduceus" mark

Marks with the trade name: 'Oriental Ivory' 

 


examples of Powell, Bishop & Stonier ware:-

 

Jug in the 'Neptune' pattern 

 

 'Oriental Ivory' 
Neptune
P B & S

the registration number: 83171 dates from 1887


 


 


 

 


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Questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks