Edward Asbury & Co 


Location and period of operation:

E Asbury & Co





China manufacturer at the Prince of Wales Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Edward Asbury had previously been in business with Titus Hammersley at the Prince of Wales Works, after the death of Hammersley in 1875 the business was continued by Edward Asbury. 

  • Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1905 [National Archives] 

  • The business was voluntarily wound up in May 1925 


Formerly: Hammersley & Asbury



Edward Asbury & Co
Manufacturer of 
China Tea & Breakfast Services,
Dessert Sets, Toilet Trinkets, &c, &c 
Prince of Wales Works, Longton, Staffordshire

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880



Edward Asbury & Co Ltd

The 'Established 1863' refers to the date that the works were established and 
not the date that Edward Asbury & Co was started

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



Sutherland Road
(sic) E., and Co., Ltd.,
china manufacturers

note the misspelling of Asbury 



The London Gazette
12 May 1925

Notice of the voluntary winding up order 



blue & white transferware cup and saucer with gilt edging
pattern: Old Benares  


blue & white transferware trio


covered serving  dish

E A & Co 

with an impressed mark and a manufacturing date of 1881


plates in the Dragon pattern 
the pattern was extensivly used on tea and dinner ware and also appears in blue 

the registration number is 410097 which
shows the pattern was registered in 1903

child's bowl 'Market Day' 



Asbury crested souvenir ware 

small novelty crested ware figures were produced for sale at the seaside and other tourist areas 



Marks used on ware for identification:

Mark of Asbury & Co and their predecessors incorporate the Prince of Wales feathers  

"These works, in Sutherland Road, were established by Benjamin Shirley of Bangor, Wales, on the day of the marriage of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales - 10th March 1863 - and were, in honour of that event, named the Prince of Wales's Works" 


A & Co


E A & Co





E A & Co


E A & Co

impressed mark with a 
manufacturing date of 1881


the pattern name

the pattern name

the pattern name

Mark used on crested 
souvenir ware 

variations of the mark "Asbury Longton"
often with the words TRADE MARK and the pattern name



Prince of Wales Pottery, Sutherland Road, Longton


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