Washington Pottery (Staffordshire) Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Washington Pottery Ltd

Shelton (Hanley)

1946

  1970

 

Earthenware manufacturer at the Washington Works, Shelton, (Hanley), Stoke-on-Trent

  • The business was run by the Tittensor family who also owned the Bridge Street Pottery, Burslem. 

  • The company specialised in hotel and catering ware as well as domestic tea sets and fancy ware. 

  • 1951 & 1960 Pottery Gazette Reference Book records company officers as: Managing Director - S. H. Tittensor, Works Manager - E. Winkle. 

  • In 1963 the firm was granted a worldwide licence to manufacture memorabilia featuring the Beatles pop group, including souvenir plates, mugs, sugar and milk jugs, egg cups and cereal bowls. 

  • In 1970 the company became English Ironstone Pottery Ltd. 

 

Formerly: Swinnertons

Subsequently: English Ironstone Pottery Ltd

 




Washington Pottery Limitd

1956 Pottery Gazette Reference Book 

 


 


Traditional tea set in the Blue Riband pattern 


 


 Washington pottery check plates
date: 1957

 


 

 


Washington Pottery had a worldwide licence to manufacture memorabilia featuring the Beatles

 


 

 


"Aquarius" (Fish Series) Ironstone Fish Plates

 Washington Pottery introduced a series of this shape and pattern style
it was continued by the subsequent company English Ironstone Pottery 

 


 


a trio of cup, saucer & side plate produced for the Woman's Institute

this ware has the logo of the Woman's Institute "For Home and Country"

the number '61' indicates that the ware was produced in 1961

 

photos courtesy: Alison & Robin Powell 

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:


Washington Pottery Ltd
Hanley
England

   

sometimes the year of manufacture was included in the mark

 


 
Blue Riband
Ironstone
Washington Pottery Ltd
Hanley  England

Blue Riband is the pattern name



AQUARIUS
(Fish Series)
English
Ironstone Tableware
by
Washington Pottery 
Staffordshire  England


 

- click for more information on the Washington Works

 


Questions, comments, contributions?  Steve Birks