|Unknown potters and marks||
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Unknown potters and
marks of North Staffordshire
Why can't some potters marks be identified?
Over 1500 pottery firms have operated in Stoke-on-Trent since the early 1700's - Some lasted only a few years and some for well over 200 years.
Some potters built and owned their own works. Many others were tenants in works built by others and a succession of potters occupied the same works. It was also a common practice for a works to be split between two different pottery companies or for a larger manufacturer to let out a smaller section of his works to a potter who would make ware which was not of interest to the potworks owner.
Some potters purchased 'blanks' from other manufacturers and put their own decoration on them - some of the ware has two backstamps.
All this adds to the happy confusion when trying to trace details of a particular manufacturer.
Fakes and forgeries?
Sometimes manufacturers imitate the marks or patterns of Staffordshire potters
and marks of North Staffordshire
The following are either unknown potters or have some
unsolved question relating to them.
if you can help with any - or have a mystery mark
of your own then please email me: Steve Birks
select from the list below of click next to browse through
|Beehive mark with registration number 7624|
|The Henry Alcock Pottery Ltd - Fenton|
|J J Quick & Co Limited - Hanley|
|N H & Co with "ENGLISH BONE CHINA" "ENGLAND" and a toby jug logo.|
|"Recta Breviora" in a ribbon above mark of a lion|
|R & J LONGTON|
|S R 'Made in Staffordshire England'|
|Staffordshire Knot mark with pattern "Seaforth"|
|W.W.R. & Co Staffordshire England|
|Staffordshire Knot mark with "OC & Co" and a crown above|
|Globe mark with JCS & Co FOLEY China Works|
updated: 11 March 2003