Prince of Wales Pottery, Longton
|1863||1864||Shirley & Freeman||established by
Benjamin Shirley of Bangor, Wales, on the day of the marriage of H.R.H. the
Prince of Wales - 10th march 1863 - and were, in honour of that
event, named the Prince of Wales's Works.
They were carried on for a time by Benjamin Shirley and Walter Freeman;
|1865||1867||Hammersley & Freeman||Benjamin Shirley died in 1864 and Titus Hammersley became a partner with Mr. Freeman.|
|1868||1871||Hammersley, Freeman & Co||In 1866, Edward Asbury joined the firm, which carried on as Hammersley, Freeman & Co.|
|1872||1875||Hammersley & Asbury||In 1870, Mr. Freeman retired from the concern, and the company continued as Hammersley & Asbury.|
|1875||1925||E. Asbury & Co||After the death of Titus Hammersley, in 1875, the works were continued by Mr. Asbury alone under the style of Edward Asbury Co.|
The Prince of Wales Works and the Sutherland Road Works (Alsager Pottery)
the Prince of Wales Works is to the left of the centre arch
and the larger Sutherland Road Works is to the right
|Prince of Wales's
In 1870, Mr. Freeman retired from the concern, and the style at that time was Hammersley & Asbury. After the death of Hammersley, in 1875, the works were continued by Mr. Asbury alone under the style of Edward Asbury Co.
The goods produced were china, tea coffee, dessert, and trinket services - a special feature being articles bearing local views in colour, for sale at watering-place - principally for the home markets; but goods were also shipped to Australia and the United States.
The mark used was the prince of Wales' feathers, with the letters H & A in a garter, or A & Co.
Edward Asbury & Co. continued to 1925."
Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900
Aynsley China Works (northern range) on Sutherland Road
to the left is the Prince of Wales range and
to the right is the Sydney works
picture: MS Live Search - May
the Prince of Wales range
mid 20th century 1:1250 map
showing the Alsager Works which is the same building as the Prince of Wales Works
see Sutherland Road, Alsager Works
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