H Aynsley & Co (Ltd)




 

Location and period of operation:

Herbert Aynsley & Co (Ltd)

Longton

1869

post 1970

 

Earthenware manufacturer at Commerce Street Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • The Commerce Street works were purchased c.1869 by John Aysley (who was already established as a china manufacturer) for the benefit of his son Herbert James Aynsley. 

  • By 1886 the partners were John Aynsley, Joseph Chew, and William Oswald Deakin - Deakin retired in January 1886

  • By 1896 the partners were John Aynsley, Joseph Chew the elder, Frederick John Ridgway, Joseph Aynsley and John Chew - John Aynsley retired in January 1896. John Chew retired in October 1900. 

  • By 1914 the partners were Frederick John Ridgway and Joseph Aynsley - Joseph Aynsley retired in July 1914 and F R Ridgway continued the management of the company until his death in 1939.

  • In 1932 the company was incorporated as a Limited Company. 

  • The Commerce Street Works were vacated from 1941-45 under the Wartime Concentration Scheme but continued to operate from the Empire Works. 

  • In 1952 the business was acquired by Rudolph Asher Ltd. - a London based shipping business - througout all the changes in management and ownership the company continued to trade as H Aynsley & Co. 

  • The business continued to post 1970 - a 1971 advert lists the company's products as - "domestic tableware, fancies, teapots, souvenirs and hotel and catering ware". 

 

 

 


London Gazette
January 6, 1886 


notice that William Oswald Deakin retired from the business

 


London Gazette
January 21, 1896 


notice that John Aynsely retired from the business

 



London Gazette
October 19, 1900

 
notice that John Chew retired from the business

 


London Gazette
7 July 1914


notice that Joseph Aynsely retired from the business

 


 


H Aynsley & Co
manufacturers of
Black, Turquoise, and every description of earthenware
for Home and Export Trade
Commerce Street, Longton, Staffordshire

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

 


 

H Aynsley & Co Ltd
Earthenware Manufacturers - Established 1869

Commerce Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Cake plates and trowels are produced in a large variety of both contemporary and traditional designs. 

The range of mounted ware comprises 3-tier plates, 2-tier plates, fruit bowls with clip handles and spoons, comport stands and numerous other items in many different designs. 

Advert from 1960 Pottery Gazette Reference Book 


 

 


teapot in the willow pattern 

c.1869-32


 


side plates in the Copenhagen Pattern
c.1950+ 


 

2-tier cake plates in a traditional design


Vogue
Tableware
by
H. Aynsley & Co. Ltd.
England 

c.1955+ 

photos courtesy: Shelley

 


 


Coffee Sets in a contemporary  1960's style 

 


 

 

Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

 

"Vogue Moderne" 
[used as a trade name 1955+]


H AYNSLEY & CO
LONGTON


H A & CO
L


 


Real Staffordshire Willow
H A & Co
L
 

the "L" stands for LONGTON which
is the town where the factory was located

c.1869-32

ENGLAND sometimes added after 1891


 


H A & Co
L
 

early H Aynsley & Co mark
"L" = Longton

c.1869-32

ENGLAND sometimes added after 1891


 

mark - typical of those from 1946+
Est 1869
Staffordshire
H Aynsley & Co Ltd
England

1946+


 


H Aynsley & Co Ltd
Commerce Works Longton
Stoke-on-Trent
Made in England

1951+


the heart is a decorators mark



H Aynsley & Co Ltd
Est 1869
English Ironstone
Staffordshire
Made in England

c.1950+

 


H Aynsley & Co Ltd
Est 1869
Made in England

c.1950+


- click the picture for more on the Commerce Street Works - 

 


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