Wood & Challinor


Location and period of operation:

Wood & Challinor





Earthenware manufacturer at Brownhills Pottery (1828-41) and Woodland Pottery (1834-43), Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England. 




Plate in the Corsica pattern  

"Wood & Challinor. A romantic scene with ruined pillars and figures within an elaborate border of geometrical patterns and medallions with baskets of flowers and scenic vignettes"

The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880. Coysh and Henrywood 

W & C

initials within a Stafford Knot



teapot in the Feather pattern 

courtesy: Conner Praire Transferware Collection 

The design features a spray of peacock feathers and flowers. 
The larger flowers are hand coloured. 

Wood & Challinor exported to North America and ware in this pattern
is often discovered in archaeological digs


plate in the Feather pattern 

this popular pattern by Wood & Challinor is sometimes wrongly
attributed to Walker & Carter

W & C




Plate in the Mesina pattern  

"Wood & Challinor. A printed pattern in light blue 
[& other monochrome colours] on ironstone"

The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880. Coysh and Henrywood 

Opaque China
W & C



Plate in the LILY pattern by Wood & Challinor  

  Coysh and Henrywood (The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880) attribute this pattern to Wood & Challinor (not to Walker & Carter)

This pattern was also produced by Thomas Dimmock - the design was registered in 1844

Stone China
W & C




Marks & initials used on ware for identification:


W & C

both Wood & Challinor and Walker & Carter used marks incorporating the initials W&C


these examples of marks are from patterns acknowledged to be produced by Wood & Challinor 



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