Elijah Jones


Location and period of operation:

Elijah Jones






Earthenware manufacturer at a number of works in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Elijah Jones was first recorded in 1828 at Hall Lane, Hanley (Piggot Directory); in 1831 he moved to the Phoenix Works, Shelton (Maling Newsletter, issue 43); in 1832 he moved to the Villa Pottery at Cobridge (White & Piggot Directory).  

  • In 1841 Jones was joined by Edward Walley (his brother-in-law).

Previously: Elijah Jones

Subsequently: Edward Walley  


Date of operation: 

Godden 'Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks' gives the dates of operation as 1841-43. 

However Jewitt's 'Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900 - revised' states about the Villa Pottery: 'From about 1835 to 1845, it was carried on by Jones & Walley.' From 1845 until 1865, Edward Walley continued the Villa Pottery'.

A notice in the London Gazette gives the date of dissolution of the partnership as 19th February 1845. 

Therfore the date range of 1841-43 appears to be incorrect and 1835 to 1845 is prefered. 




London Gazette
21 Feb 1845

notice of the dissolution of the partnership 



relief moulded earthenware jug in the Gipsey pattern
the pattern was first registered on 1 July 1842 



hand painted syrup jug
the pattern was first registered on 13 May 1843 



transferware decorated plate  - Amaranthine Flowers pattern
Stone china
J & W

Courtesy: Transferware news - Reynardine Publishing Feb 2017



hand painted transferware with gilt - in the Imari style


Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

Jones & Walley

name in full usually found on moulded ware

J & W

initials found on transferware
the name of the pattern is sometimes included


Published July 1, 1842
Jones & Walley

gipsey is the pattern name 

impressed or relief "published by" marks occur on 
moulded jugs, etc., with the date of introduction of the design

Registered No. 7122 
13 May 1843
Jones & Walley

the registration diamond gives the 
same date for the registration of the pattern 



1879 map showing the Villa Pottery in Cobridge

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