Bathwell and Goodfellow
Goodfellow and Bathwell


Location and period of operation:

Bathwell & Goodfellow





Earthenware manufacturer at the Over House Works, Burslem and also at the Phoenix Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

"The pottery of Rhead and Goodfellow had been in business for many years when in 1816 William Rhead died and left his share in the partnership to his brother-in-law William Bathwell and to four nephews, William, Thomas, and Elijah Bathwell and John  Rhead.   

The older William Bathwell was an experienced potter and with his sons and nephew joined in partnership with Thomas Goodfellow at the Phoenix Works in Tunstall. 

None of the Bathwells fared well and the partnership only lasted until 1823.  Thomas Goodfellow continued in business until his death in 1827, and was succeeded by his son Thomas jnr.  who was in business until his death in 1858, then the company was run by his executors on behalf of his young daughter until it was sold in about 1861.

It is possible that unmarked wares may have been made by any of the three partnerships operating the Phoenix pottery as the company was never closed or sold during the first half of the 19th century and experienced only changes in partnership"

Printed British Pottery & Porcelain 1750-1900


The Bathwell brothers also worked together in various pottery businesses. 




lidded tureen in the Harvester Pattern

The Harvester pattern is one of around 24 views in the Rural Scenery Series

photo: Lovers of Blue & White




Platter in the Willow pattern - with the impressed Bathwell & Goodfellow mark

Photo courtesy: ěystein Kj°raas



Marks used on ware for identification:

Some ware, especially the earlier output, is not marked. 





Rural Scenery 

ware in this pattern is generally marked
with Rural Scenery, but not the makers mark 


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