John Bevington






 

Location and period of operation:

John Bevington

Hanley

1863

1892

John Bevington was a partner (from c.1856) with his father Samuel Bevington at the Swan Works in Elm Street (now Ratton Street), Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. John carried on the works after his fathers retirement and death in 1863.

John was in partnership with a Mr Bailey at the Kensington Works in St. James Street, Broad Street, Hanley. Mr. Bailey retired in 1872 and John Bevington carried on the works until c.1889. Here he produced earthenware, stoneware, ornamental china and Parian.

He also specialised in reproduction of the 'Old Dresden, Derby, Chelsea and Worcester patterns...' for the home, United States and Australian markets. John Bevington marked many of these items with the blue crossed swords used by on Dresden ware with a monogram J.B. 

- he operated four works:-

Swan Works, Elm Street, Hanley  1863-1869  (as John Bevington & Co 1869, 1870) 

29 Clarence Street, Hanley c.1860-1869

Great York Street, Hanley c.1863-1869

Kensington Works, St. James Street, Broad Street, Hanley   c.1872-1892 (John Bevington carried on these works until his  death in 1892)

 

on Samuel Bevington (John's father)

more on the Bevington family of potters

 


John Bevington
Kensington Works, Hanley

The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880



John Bevington
Kensington Works, Hanley

New Stucco-Ware (or auriferous ware)

The Pottery Gazette, December 1880


 


This porcelain floral encrusted vase and figurine sweetmeats were made by
JOHN BEVINGTON  (c.1880)
 


figurine of a boy (candleholder)
which bears the mark shown below

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

 

"Many of the items bear a blue mark of the crossed swords (of Dresden)
with the monogram J.B."


 


John Bevington at the Great York Street, Clarence Street
and Elm Street Works 

advert from 1869 Keates trade directory


John Bevington at the Kensington Works,
St. James Street, off Broad Street


advert from 1873 Keates trade directory

adverts kindly supplied by:
R.K. Henrywood "Staffordshire Potters, 1781-1900"

 



 Kensington Works, St. James Street

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click for more on the Swan Works

 

 


 

1861 census
19, Houghton Street 'Temperance Hotel'
Liverpool, England

Name

age

Birthplace

Relationship

Occupation

John Bevington

24

Hanley, Staffordshire

Boarder

Commercial traveller (China ware)

1881 census
38a Broad Street, Shelton
Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Name

age

Birthplace

Relationship

Occupation

John Bevington

44

Hanley, Staffordshire

Head

China manufacturer

Louisa Bevington

42

Hanley, Staffordshire

Wife

 

Martha A. Bevington

22

Hanley, Staffordshire

Daughter

scholar

Francis A Bevington

16

Hanley, Staffordshire

Daughter

scholar

Leon Bevington

13

Hanley, Staffordshire

Son

scholar

Mary E Bevington

11

Hanley, Staffordshire

Daughter

scholar

Beatrice B Bevington

3

Hanley, Staffordshire

Daughter

scholar

Charles E Bevington

2

Hanley, Staffordshire

Son

 

Sarah A Bailey

18

Golden Hill, Staffordshire

Servant

domestic servant

Caroline Taylor

21

London, Middlesex

Servant

domestic servant

 


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