Ceramic Trade Marks - B
Initials Used as Trade Marks - B

 

North Staffordshire Pottery Marks

 

Baker Bros. (Ltd)

 

see index page for Barker Bros

 

 

 Baker Bros. (Ltd) 
of the Meir Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

 

period of operation = c.1876 - to after 1960...

 

"LTD" occurs on many marks (but not all) from 1901 onwards.


"MEIR WORKS", "MEIR CHINA", "MEIR WARE" generally occurs after 1912 but before 19307 (but not always).

 

"TUDOR WARE" occurs after 1937.

Mark

Description & date

B.B.

impressed initials used c.1876 - c.1900

printed mark c.1880+
printed mark c.1912-30

[but note that this mark appears in a 1960 trade directory]

printed mark c.1912-30
printed mark c.1912-30
printed mark c.1921+

this mark is c.1921 and onwards because of the addition of "MADE IN ENGLAND" as required by the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 (amended 1921)

printed mark c.1930-37
printed mark c.1930-37
printed mark c.1930+

Not the introduction of "Tudor Ware" after 1930.

The marks shown usually appear separately. 

printed mark c.1930+
 

printed mark c.1930+

[but note that this mark appears in a 1960 trade directory]

 

printed mark c.1930+

 

printed mark c.1950's

 

printed mark c.1960's

 

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