Swan Bank Pottery, Burslem
"These works - after having passed successively through the hands of Thomas Edwards, Pinder, Bourne & Co.; Beech & Hancock (later of Tunstall): and Hancock, Whittingham & Hancock (later of Stoke) - in 1873 came into the hands of Tundley, Rhodes & Procter, and so continued until the death of Mr. Tundley in 1883, when the style changed to Rhodes & Procter.
The goods produced were printed, enamelled and guilt earthenware of the useful classes, in all the usual services, etc., for the home, Russian and South American markets.
The mark is T.R & P. or R. & P. beneath the name of the pattern.
The works were taken over by Keeling & Co. in 1886"
Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900
|1846||1848||Thomas Edwards||Thos Edwards recorded in 1846 directory|
|1849||1851||Thomas Pinder||in 1852 Thos Pinder moved to the Fountain Place Works - Pinder, Bourne & Hope (successor to Thomas Pinder) - occupied the Fountain Place and then the Nile Street works|
|1851||1855||Beech, Hancock & Co|
|1863||1873||Hancock, Whittingham & Hancock|
|1873||1879||Tundley, Rhodes & Pinder|
|1876||1883||Tundley, Rhodes & Procter|
|1883||1886||Rhodes & Procter||also recorded as John Rhodes in 1884|
|1886||1888||Keeling & Co||from 1887 also at the Dale Hall Works|
Note the overlap of some of the operation dates, it was very common for potters to
rent or share part of a potworks and two or more different business would carry on from the same location.
Swan Pottery Works in Swan Square, Burslem from an 1879 OS map
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