William Wood & Co


Location and period of operation:

William Wood & Co





Earthenware manufacturer at the Albert Street Works, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • William Wood produced general earthenware and also architectural pottery including door furniture. 


Formerly: Wiltshaw & Wood


Albert Street

Wood, Wm.,and Co., earthenware 
manufacturers, china door furniture, &c,
Albert-street Works 


from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'




lidded container by W. Wood & Co 

photo: Paul Shephard



bowl with EPNS rim - typical of the ware produced by William Wood

this bown has the registration number 368110
which shows that the pattern was registered on the 29th December 1900



Claret jug with an EPNS (Electro-plated nickel silver) top


photos courtesy: Jane Goodwin 


Earthenware claret jug with an EPNS lid & handle

the inscription reads:

'Won by Norrie Brown
Royal High School Games 1898'  


W W & Co 

photos courtesy: Hadley Kay 





Initials and marks used on ware for identification:


W W & Co

initial generally inside a Stafford Knot 



printed mark without the crown: 1880-1915
W W & Co 

printed mark without the crown: 1880-1915



printed mark with the crown: 1915-32

printed mark with a crown

Godden's Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks 
gives a date of 1915-32 for the marks with a crown, however
this style was definitely was in use by 1898

- see the engraved inscription on the jug above



the registration number 247274 shows that the pattern 
was first registered on the 5th January 1895

- more on registration numbers -



Albert Street Works

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Questions, comments, contributions? email: Steve Birks