Unknown potters and marks

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Unknown potters and marks of North Staffordshire

Index for Unknown potters & Marks

The following are either unknown potters or have some
unsolved question relating to them.
if you can help with any - or have a mystery mark 
of your own then please email me: Steve Birks


J. J. Quick & Co Limited - Hanley

answer: J J Quick is listed in the 1884 & 1888 Kelly directory and the 1887 Porter directory.

see J J Quick cheese dish



Staffordshire Knot mark with "Made in England"

answer: "Seaforth" was a pattern made by Wood & Sons. They also used a Staffordshire Knot with a crown above and "Wood & Son" below - early Wood ware had a plain Staffordshire knot.


Beehive mark with "Trade Mark" unusual mark with the "circle" on top of the beehive. 

Registration number 7624 was first registered in 1884

A number of manufacturers used the beehive mark

answer: this is the mark of Wallis Gimson & Co 

identification solved by: Andrew Pye (see his web sites



Staffordshire Knot mark with "OC & Co" and a crown above

The Stafford knot was commonly used by North Staffordshire potters - However there is no known North Staffordshire, England with these initials.

It is likely that the lettering is 'CC&CO' in which case it would be Cockson, Chetwynd & Co

identification solved by: Andrew Pye (see his web sites


N H & Co with "ENGLISH BONE CHINA" "ENGLAND" and a toby jug logo.

this mark was found on some parts of a 21 piece tea set. 

The cups are marked Royal vale china
The plates etc are        N H & C Ltd
                                  No. 3702

all the items are of the same pattern.

Royal Vale China was trade name of H J Colclough (1897-1937) and you can see the pattern 3072 on the following web page: >> H J Colclough

N H & Co is a misreading of the mark which is H H & G Ltd - Hales, Hancock & Godwin Ltd who were not pottery manufacturers but were agents and retailers

identification solved by: Andrew Pye (see his web sites