Doric China Co






 

Location and period of operation:

Doric China Co

Fenton & Longton

1924

1948

China ware manufacturer in Fenton (c.1924-6) and then at the Clarence Works, Longton (c.1926-48), Stoke-on-Trent 

  • The partners were Martha Dale and Harry Meigh

  • Operating in China Street, Fenton from 1924 and then, from 1926 at High Street, Longton.

  • On 30 December 1933 the partnership between Martha Dale and Harry Meigh was dissolved and Harry Meigh continued with the business. 

  • Harry Meigh took Ernest Edwin Spanton Reid as a partner. 

  • In 1935 Meigh and Reid entered into an arrangement with their creditors and the business was taken over by Royal Albion China Co. in about 1935 but continued to operate under its own name.

  • In 1948 the owner J. H. Dale sold the assets of both Doric China Co. and Royal Albion China  to the Jason China Co Ltd.

  • July 1951 Doric China Co Ltd was wound up. On the 21 June 1954 an application was made to the High Court for the restoration of Doric China Company Ltd. - however the company did not seem to manufacture or trade after 1948.  

 

Formerly: Beresford Brothers

Subsequently: Jason China Co

 


London Gazette
16 March 1934

 
notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
Martha Dale and Harry Meigh on 30 Dec 1933
the business was continued by Harry Meigh
 

 


London Gazette
20 December 1935


notice of a Deed of Arrangement between Harry Meigh
and Ernest Edwin Spanton Reid and their creditors
13 June 1935

 


London Gazette
3 July 1951


notice of the winding up of Doric China Company

 


 


gilded blue vase
impressed mark DORIC 

probably 1924-6 at Fenton

 


 


Doric China trio in the Imari style 

with the printed wings Mark

c.1926-35



Doric China sugar bowl 

with the printed Crown Mark

c.1926-35



Doric China tri 

with the printed Crown Mark

c.1926-35



cup and saucer in the Indian Trees pattern 

with the printed Crown Mark

c.1926-35



Doric Bone China saucers

with the 'script' Doric Mark

c.1934-48


 

 

Marks used on ware for identification:

DORIC

printed or impressed mark
(1924-35) 


the Crown Mark used by Doric China Co has a capital 
letter M inside a diamond shape

 


- Crown Mark -
Made in England


- Crown Mark -
Made in England
Bone China

c.1926-35 


 


Bone China
DORIC
CHINA
Longton
Made in England

c.1926-48 



DORIC
CHINA
Longton
Made in England

c.1926-48 



Doric
Bone China
Made in England

1934-48
this mark was continued when Doric China Co was 
owned by Royal Albion China Co. (1935-48)



- click photo for information on the Clarence Works -  

 

 


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