John Pottery Ltd
Location and period of operation:
manufacturer, Union Street, Hanley,
"EASTHENWARE... badged ware, beakers, canteen ware, cups (eggs), floral fancies, hospital ware, jugs (flowers), nursery ware, pie funnels, plaques, teapots (earthenware, decorated) vases, wall vases.
Godden's Encyclopedia of British Pottery marks gives a start date for this pottery works, however other sources (including a 1960 Pottery Gazette) states "Estd 1886.
Bowl with the "Blue John Pottery Mark"
It measures 265mm across widest point , is concave, and stands 60mm high.
Marks used on ware for identification:
Printed marks using the name "Blue John"
from 1947 onwards
the name in full
"Blue John Pottery" was used
printed mark used 1949+
Pottery ware - over 8 inches [20.32 centimeters] wide
not counting the handle, and shaped like a giant coffee mug
The above information may
not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.
email: Steve Birks