Jones, Shepherd & Co


Location and period of operation:

Jones, Shepherd & Co


Jan 1867

Feb 1868


Earthenware manufacturer at the Portland Works, Church Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • The partners were Josiah Ellis Jones and Alfred Shepherd. Previously Thomas Hobson had been in partnership with them - he left the business in January 1867.  

  • Alfred Shepherd left the business in February 1868 and J. E. Jones continued on his own account. 


Previously: Jones, Shepherd & Hobson

Subsequently: Josiah Ellis Jones



The London Gazette
17 March 1868


notice of the dissolution of the partnership
A. Shepherd left the business and J. E. Jones continued on his own





saucer in a blue transferware pattern

trio in the same pattern but in green


  all items are marked with the printed number  1363




cup in the Laburnum pattern





Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

NOTE: John Shore & Co. was another pottery which used the initials J.S. & Co.
(but they did not use a Stafford Knot in their mark)


J.S. & Co


the initials are contained inside a Stafford Knot


J. S. & Co.

No 1363 is likely to be a pattern number


J. S. & Co.

LABURNUM is the pattern name 


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