Hopkin and Vernon


Location and period of operation:

Hopkin & Vernon





Earthenware manufacturer at the Central Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • the partners were Peter Hopkin and James Vernon - these were probably Peter Hopkin of Market Place and James Vernon & Co of High Street, Burslem.

  • the business closed in May 1839


Central Pottery 

These old-established works, the property of Mr. Alcock, of Bradwell Lodge, and carried on by his son, Mr. Richard Alcock, were formerly worked by Messrs. Hopkin & Vernon, next by Messrs. Hulme & Booth, next by Thomas Hulme, and then by Messrs Burgess & Leigh, who were succeeded by Mr. Richard Alcock, by whom they have been considerably enlarged, rebuilt, and remodelled.

Llewellynn Jewitt, 1878 - The Ceramic Art of Great Britain


The London Gazette
14 May 1839

notice of the dissolution of the partnership of Hopkin & Vernon 



platter in the Willow pattern by Hopkin & Vernon

- more on the Willow pattern -

H & V


photos courtesy: Dee Downes 



red printed transferware plate with impressed mark - Hopkin & Vernon, Burslem




transferware plates by Hopkin & Vernon



Asiatic Scenery 

 this series was produced by a number of potters

photos: Transferware Collectors Club




Marks & initials used on ware for identification:



H & V






H & V


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