Pearl Pottery, Brook Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
| Brook Street was renamed Century Street in the early 1950's |

NOTE: There was also the BROOK STREET POTTERY in the same road


From To Occupier Comments
1820 1843 Ralph Salt died in 1846
    Richard Booth  
    Williams & Willet  
1860   William Taylor  
1881 1885 Wood, Hines & Winkle  
1885 1889 Winkle & Wood Winkle and Wood also opened the Colonial Pottery in Stoke
1889 1892 Wood & Bennett  
1892 1936 Pearl Pottery Co  


"Pearl Pottery These Works, in Brook Street, were established by Ralph Salt (worked 1820-42, died 1846) and he and his successors, Richard Booth and Williams and Willet, manufactured painted earthenware figures. 

In 1860, the works passed into the hands of of William Taylor, who commenced making white granite and common coloured and painted ware. But this he discontinued, and confined himself to white granite-ware for the United States and Canadian markets, of both qualities - the bluish tinted for the provinces, and the poorer white for the city trade.

He was succeeded in 1881 by Wood, Hines and Winkle, who produced 'opaque porcelain' in all the usual services for dinner, tea, breakfast and toilet; a large number of specialties in dejeuner, five o'clock tea, trinket, and beer sets; vases, plaques, cruets, and other useful and ornamental articles up to 1885.

From 1885 to 1889, Messrs. Winkle & Wood worked the Pearl Pottery; and from about 1892, it was worked by Messrs. Wood and Bennett. A Wood, Hines and Winkle advertisement of 1884 is reproduced below."

From 'Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900"

NOTE: The dates given by Jewitt are not be entirely accurate - the 1893 trade journal (see below) states that the Pearl Pottery Co took over in July 1892.


"The Pearl Pottery Company, Brook Streeet, Hanley" appear in "A descriptive account of The Potteries (illustrated)" and 1893 advertising and trade journal. Page 26 
on the trade journal



Brook Street (now Century Street) in the 1890's
Brook Street (now Century Street) in the 1890's


Wood, Hines and Winkle Advert of 1884
Wood, Hines and Winkle advert of 1884


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