Collingwood China Ltd


Location and period of operation:

Collingwood China Ltd





China manufacturer, at the St. George Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • The previous company 'Collingwood Bros' did not reopen at the end of the war and the dormant business was acquired by Arthur Wood & Son (Longport) Ltd and from March 1948 it traded as Collingwood China Ltd. 
    Source: 'A Handbook of British Pottery Manufacturers'

  • In the early 1950s Arthur Wood sold the business to the Keele Street Pottery Group

  • The 1951 Pottery Gazette lists the following officers: Managing Director - Gerald F. Wood; Secretary & Sales Manager - J. Sedgley; Decorating Manager - L. Owen; Works Director - A. Hulse. 

  • The 1956 Pottery Gazette records the company as 'a member of the K.S.P. Group'. Officers were: Chairman - S. R. Hogg; Managing Director - C. G. Bowers; Directors - R. A. Harding, J. A. Orme, G. T. Basnett. 

  • Around 1958 the St. George Works were taken by William Henry Amison (a former employee of Collingwood China) - he established Clayton Bone China Ltd. It is likely that Collingwood China Ltd. stopped production at this date.

  • A 1962 article refers to Collingwood China as a 'non-manufacturing unit of Staffordshire Potteries Ltd.' Source: 'A Handbook of British Pottery Manufacturers'



Previously: Collingwood Bros 

Subsequently: Clayton Bone China Ltd 


Marks used on ware for identification:


Estd 1796
Bone China

printed mark 

This same mark was used from 1937 to 1948
by the previous company Collingwood Bros

NOTE: Neither this company or the previous Collingwood companies
operated in 1796. The date is probably that of an unrelated factory
which operated from a works on the same site (and subsequently demolished)

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