Colley & Co. Ltd
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Colley & Co. Ltd
manufacturer at the Gordon
Alfred Colley & Co., Ltd., Gordon Pottery, are manufacturers of dinner, tea , and toilet ware, inthe best quality of semi-porcelain. They have many excellent shapes and decorations in all these lines for the home trade, but they make a special feature of forms and ornamentations expressley for Canada, the United States, and the Colonies.
Mr. Colley has had a long experience of the requirments of the American and Canadian markets, and new shapes in dinner and toilet ware are designed for the coming seasons trade. Neat border patterns are shown in great variety on dainty dinner services, with oval cover dishes.
The body of the company's "Royal" semi-porcelain is very hard, but the goods are well modelled and are nice and light. The firm have a fine show of samples at the works, and new shapes are being constantly added.
Mr. Colley gives his personal attention to orders for export, and American and Colonial buyers are specially invited to call and see him at the Gordon Pottery.
Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review
Alfred Colley & Co., Ltd.,
Gordon Pottery, Tunstall, Staffs
Pottery Gazette and Glass
Platter in the Copenhagen pattern
Platter in the Paris pattern
Plate in the Lusitania pattern
photos courtesy: Judy Koen
Lusitania was a popular pattern for Albert Colley, they produced a wide range of dinner ware in this pattern.
The pattern was not used on, or named after, the ship HMS Lusitania. The name is derived from the former Roman province located in what is now Potugal.
In common with other pottery manufacturers Colley named many patterns after great cities and place names.
Pottery fragment showing mark and pattern of an
Alfred Colley plate found on the beach of High Island, Texas.
Which is about 30 miles up the coast (east) from Galveston.
LUSITANIA is the pattern name
Marks used on ware for identification:
ALFRED COLLEY LTD
Alfred Colley Ltd.
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