Melba China Co Ltd


Location and period of operation:

Melba China Co. Ltd





Manufacturer of Bone China - at the Melba Works in Stafford Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • The business was incorporated on the 6th September 1946. It is very likely that Mayer & Sherratt (who used the trade name MELBA) was closed in 1941 under the Wartime Concentration Scheme and reopened as Melba China Co. Ltd. 

  • The business operated at the same works that the Mayer & Sherratt had occupied. The works were renamed from the Clifton Works to the Melba Works.  

  • Melba China Co. Ltd. was a subsidiary of the Lawley Group

  • The business closed around 1951/2



The Times Newspaper
16 September 1948

listing of Lawley subsidiaries in a notice of sale of shares  



Melba China Co Ltd
English Bone China
Made in England 

mark listed in 1951 Pottery Gazette 

other companies used the name 'MELBA' 

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1953 map showing the Melba Works

This is the same works that were previously occupied by Mayer & Sherratt (who used the trade name MELBA)
at the time of Mayer & Shettatt the works were called the Clifton Works

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