Beech, Hancock & Co


Location and period of operation:

Beech, Hancock & Co





Earthenware manufacturer at the Swan Bank Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • James Beech was born in 1822 in Tunstall, the son of Joseph Beech, a wharehouseman, and Mary Cumberlidge. 

  • In 1851 the Beech family lived at 32 King Street, Tunstall, next door to a Benjamin Hancock, potter, and possibly James Beech's partner. 

Subsequently: Beech & Hancock  (at the Church Bank Works, Tunstall) 



platter in the traditional Willow pattern 



platter in the traditional Asiatic Pheasants pattern 


jug in the Aquatic pattern 



teapot in the Delhi pattern

Photo courtesy: Suze Barrett




Marks and initials used on ware for identification:


B H & Co

Beech Hancock & Co

B H & Co

B H & Co

Asiatic Pheasants
B H & Co

Beech, Hancock & Co

AQUATIC is the pattern name 


B H & Co

DELHI is the pattern name 

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