Hello and Welcome to my pottery marks blog. Simply due to alot of time wasted on-line searching marks and dates for pottery I have decided to set up a simple blog with as many pottery marks and dates as I possibly can, putting all potters marks and information in one easy to access web-space. Please follow my post to the right for information about the marks I have reviewed for the blog. I will update daily in between nappy changes and feeds. Please send me all your potters marks and info to my queries email address retrovintique@live.co.uk were I will sort through them and post them here on my blog. This is going to take the best part of a year to complete without anyone's help:( So please bear with me.

Authors Notes

The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city in England.

It is made up of six distinct towns: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and lngton - collectively known as "THE POTTERIES".

Potters Mark A-P

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Alfred Meakin Pottery Marks & Dates
1875

1891

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1914

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Adams Family Pottery Marks.
William Adams & Son(s) (Potters) Ltd
Earlier names: W.Adams, W.Adams & Co, W Adams & Son

Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Manufacturer of earthenwares, basalt, jasper, ironstone wares under various styles from 1769.

Early wares made before 1780 don't seam to have been  marked.


W.Adams- Etruria Mark



W.Adams isn't ever recorded as working at Etruria and there wasn't another W.Adams so this mark is put down to Etruria being a pattern name. Please send information if any on this potterymark.

ADAMS & CO Potters Mark

This mark is impressed 'Adams' or 'Adams & Co' . These marks occur on various wares from 1785.

ADAMS
WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE
This impressed pottery mark details ADAMS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE Mark in a circle wrapped around  a centred Eagle. 
This mark is dated to c.1804-1840.

ADAMS 
WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE
This impressed pottery mark details ADAMS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE. 
Written in a banded circle  wrapped around a central crown. 
This mark is dated to c.1810-1825.

W. Adams & Sons
This is a printed mark for W.Adams & Sons
'and Sons' was introduced from c.1819.
This mark has the pattern name 'STONE CHINA' in the centre of a shield and is 
dated to c.1835-1855.

W ADAMS & SONS / 'W A & S'
These printed mark comes with various styles of different designs incorporating the name 'W Adams & Sons' 
Also used was the initials 'W A & S' .
These marks date to c.1819-1864.

W.ADAMS & SONS
This is a printed belt mark with feathers above the trade  name 'W Adams & Sons'.
'JEDDO' being the pattern name.
This mark dates c.1819-1864.

ADAMS 'WA & Ss' 
This is the printed belt mark with crown above.
 In the band is "Indian Tree" which is the pattern name.
This mark dates c.1819-1864.
Please note that a mark very similar to this with 'W A & Co' was used from c.1879 and after.
'Ss' being Sons.

ADAMS TUNSTALL
This mark is detailed SHANSHAI which is the pattern name and is an early printed mark which is pre 1891 and dates  c.1819-1864.

PALESTINE
This printed mark is detailed PALESTINE which is the pattern name and has an impressed mark for W.ADAMS which dates 1930 - 1940.

ADAMS TUNSTALL ENGLAND
This printed mark is detailed with the Royal Coat of Arms which dates 1890-1914.
TUNSTALL was introduced from 1896+


Wm Adams & Co Est 1657 
TUNSTALL, 

ENGLAND



This printed mark was introduced in c.1893 and was used into the early 1900's.
Arcadia being the pattern name.
Also note variations of this mark occured with instead of the eagle a crown was used on top of the globe, sometimes with or without TUNSTALL, with or without ENGLAND & sometimes both.

When ENGLAND appears on the mark it can be dated to 1891 and there after.

Wm Adams & Co estab. 1657 TUNSTALL ENGLAND
This printed mark was also introduced in c.1893 and was used into the early 1900's.
Inside the circle being the diamond registration mark.
Also note variations of this mark occured with instead of the eagle a crown was used on top of the circle, Sometimes with or without TUNSTALL, With or without ENGLAND & sometimes both.
When ENGLAND appears on the mark it can be dated to 1891 and there after.

Wm Adams & Co ENGLAND
These printed mark was also introduced in c.1893 and was used into the early 1900's.

Inside the circle being the Staffordshire Knot .
Also note variations of this mark come with or without ENGLAND and the company name could be either in the circle band or below the band.
When ENGLAND appears on the mark it can be dated to 1891 and there after.

Wm Adams & Co, TUNSTALL, ENGLAND.

This printed mark was introduced in c.1893 and was used into the early 1900's.

'GLORIA' being the pattern name.

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when ENGLAND appears on the mark it can be dated to 1891 and there after.



Wm Adams & Co, ENGLAND.
These printed mark was introduced in c.1893 and was used into the early 1900's.
Inside the shield the pattern name above the Staffordshire Knot.
Variations of this mark come with or without 'ENGLAND'.
Also when ENGLAND appears on the mark it can be dated to 1891 and there after.

Est 1657 ADAMS, TUNSTALL, ENGLAND.
These printed marks were introduced in 1896 & were used extensively into the 20th century.,
Variations of the marks come with or without TUNSTALL with the type of ware below the potters mark for  this example 'Calyx Ware'.
RD677960  registration number for Chinese Mongolia was first registered in 1920 and the RD673892 registration number was first introduced in 1921.

ADAMS, Est 1657 TUNSTALL, ENGLAND.
This Impressed mark was used on Jasper kinds of wares from 1896 and was used  into the 20th century.

KYBER TRADEMARK W. Adams & Co, ENGLAND.
This printed mark was used from 1891 and into the early 1900's and was sometimes impressed REAL IRONSTONE CHINA as featured below.

REAL IRONSTONE CHINA
This impressed mark was also featured in the above mark as well as on its own and was used from 1891 into the 1900's.

WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE ADAMS ENGLAND
This printed mark was also used from c.1891 into the early 1900's.

WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE W ADAMS & SONS ENGLAND
This printed mark was also used from c.1891 into the early 1900's.

WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE W A & SONS T, ENGLAND
This printed mark which has a letter 'T' after the name which stands for TUNSTALL was also used from c.1891 into the early 1900's.

Stone China, Fairy Villas,  
W. Adams & Co, TUNSTALL, 

ENGLAND.

This printed mark was also used from c.1891 into the early 1900's.



W.Adams & Co, ENGLAND.
This 1900'S printed mark has J.H.R. & Co above MADE IN ENGLAND which was the wares made for the American market for John Roth of which the name came to be known in 1909.

JONROTH
The JONROTH mark was used continually from c.1910.
In 1892 John H Roth visited the factory of William Adams & Sons were he began a relationship with the factory which was to last 61 years up-to and after the takeover of Wedgwood in 1966. 
The JONROTH name is more associated with Adams than any other manufacturer and in 1967 Alfred Meakin supplied JONROTH WARE.

Wm ADAMS ENGLAND.
This printed mark was used from c.1913 and after. The Registration number was also used from 1913.

ADAMS Est 1657 ENGLAND.
These standard printed mark dates from 1914 to 1940.
Above the crown in the first picture being the pattern name.

W. Adams & Sons, ENGLAND.
This printed mark was introduced in the 1920's with 'Italian Scenery being the pattern name.

ADFAMS, TUNSTALL, ENGLAND.
 This impressed mark was used on Jasper ware in 1924 detailed by the printed mark 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924'.

Wm ADAMS & SONS ENGLAND REAL IRONSTONE CHINA
This printed mark was introduced in 1950 and used there after upto 1962
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Wm ADAMS & SONS ENGLAND.
This printed mark was also introduced in 1950 and used there after upto 1962.

ADAMS Est1657 ENGLAND.
This printed mark was introduced in 1962 and used there after.
Hollandia being the pattern name.

ADAMS Calyx Ware/Micratex.
This printed mark was introduced in 1962 and used there after till 1966.
Calyx Ware & MICRATEX being the trade names of which MICRATEX is the name for an extra string of wares introduced in 1963.

ADAMS Calyx Ware.
These printed mark was used from 1966 and there after. Calyx Ware being the trade name for such ware with Shalimar & Old Colonial being the pattern names.

ADAMS REAL ENGLISH IRONSTONE, MICRATEX, ENGLAND.



These are the printed marks that were used after Adams became part of the Wedgwood Company. These marks date from 1966 and onwards.

ADAMS LIBERTY & CO 1978.
This mark speaks for itself and is a printed mark from 1978.

Finishing Notes
AS YOU MIGHT NOTICE ON MOST OF THE ADAMS FAMILY POTTERY MARKS IT STATES IN THE MARK 'ESTABLISHED IN 1657', ALTHOUGH W.ADAMS' COMPANY ONLY STARTED IN 1769 .

THIS IS BECAUSE AN IMPORTANT LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF THE ADAMS FAMILY WAS WHEN ROBERT ADAMS & HIS SON JOHN OF HADDERRIDGE & BRICKHOUSE, ESTABLISHED THE BRICKHOUSE POTTERIES IN 1657. 

AT THE TIME THESE WERE THE THE ONLY WORKS OF ANY SIZE TO BE BUILT IN BURSLEM & DUE TO THE COMPANY OF W.ADAMS BEING FROM THE SAME FAMILY AS ROBERT & JOHN THEY DECIDED TO TAKE THIS DATE TO PUT ON IT'S WARES. 

Beswick

  • Beswick England 
  • Beswick England printed circular markA green printed circular mark for Beswick England. This stamp is a post-war stamp dating from the 1920s. A variation of this mark can also be found in an oval.
  • Beswick Ware Made in England
  • Beswick Ware Made In England printed markBeswick Ware Made In England printed mark dating from 1936 onwards.
  • Beswick England
  • Impressed Beswick England stamp used from c1954-1971.                                                                                   This example also shows the impressed shape number 2379.
  • Beswick Made In England
  • Beswick Made In England impressed mark.                               TBeswick Made In England impressed 359his example also shows the impressed shape number 359.
  • Beswick England
  • Beswick England impressed. Beswick Ware script markAn example of the Beswick England impressed mark (c1954-1971) along with the Beswick Ware Made In England printed mark (c1936-).
  • Walt Disney Beswick England
  • Walt Disney Beswick EnglandWalt Disney Beswick England brown stamp seen on the Winnie the Pooh Beswick series figures, c1968-1990. A gold variation can also be found.
  • Beswick Alice Series
  • Beswick Alice Series Mad Hatter markBeswick Alice Series stamp from the earthenware Alice In Wonderland series, c1973-1983. This example is for the Mad Hatter.
  • Beswick England Beatrix Potter
  • Beswick Beatrix Potter BP-3b Brown Line Storybook Figurines stampBeswick England Beatrix Potter F Warne & Co storybook figurines stamp, variation BP-3b issued 1974-1985. This variation has the Potter's date on, version BP-3a doesn't.
  • Beswick Ware
  • Beswick Ware Gold script BP-9b storybook figurines markBeswick Ware gold script storybook figurines mark, BP-9b. Beswick introduced the gold script mark (BP-9) to be used on limited editions, anniversary, gold or platinum highlighted items between 1997 and 1999. Three main variations exist, this example is BP-9b, the general backstamp used on figurines that had gold or platinum highlights.
  • Beswick England Crest
  • Beswick crest mark in black, BP-10a, storybook figurinesBeswick England crest mark in black, BP-10a, dating 1998 onwards. Beswick redesigned the storybook figurines mark in 1998 and this is the result, the BP-10 of which there are currently three variations.


Crown Devon Fieldings

Devon Ware Fieldings Stoke On Trent Made in England
  • Devon Ware Fieldings Stoke on Trent pottery markThis printed backstamp dates c1917 to 1930. Variations of this mark are England instead of Made In England, S.F. & Co instead of Fieldings, everything above the crown, and pattern codes below the crown.
  • Crown Devon Made in England
  • Crown Devon crown mark, A11 Pattern codeCrown Devon Made In England Trade Mark crown stamp with pattern code A11 below. Variations of this mark were in use, c1930-1965.
  • Crown Devon Fieldings Made in England
  • Crown Devon Fieldings crown stampThis Crown Devon Fieldings Made In England crown stamp is one of the variations of the stamp above, all in use c1930-1965.
  • Crown Devon Made in England
  • Crown Devon crown backstampThis Crown Devon Made In England stamped mark with crown was introduced in c1939 and used there after.
  • Crown Devon Made in England
  • Crown Devon pottery markThis Crown Devon Made In England stamped pottery mark with no crown mark just two dots at the end of crown and the start of Devon. This rubber stamp was in use c1939 and used there after.








Doulton & Co Burslem, 
Staffordshire, 
England


Doulton & Co.
This Crown Mark was used 1885-1902

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Elijah Cotton/Lord Nelson 
Elijah Cotton best known as Lord Nelson were the manufacturers of earthenwares at Hanley, Staffordshire and operated the Nelson & Victoria Potteries using the trade name 'Nelson Ware' from 1885 to 1981. According to a journal in 1893 the business was built on the site of a previous works founded in 1758. Elijah Cotton opened a new factory in Hanley, Stoke on Trent named 'Nelson Pottery' in 1885 and also took over the local  Victoria Works. Here is some of their pottery marks. Please also note that earlier Nelson Ware was not marked.
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     Printed Mark c.1913+
     Printed Mark 1956


     Printed Mark 1958-60+






    Printed Mark 1960








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Lord Nelson Ware started life in Hanley,Staffordshire with the name Elijah Cotton (Ltd) of which can be dated to 1880 but can be dated back to 1758 if you speak with the right people. They invented the brand "Nelson Ware" in about 1913 and then the term 'Lord Nelson Ware' appeared around the 1950's of which also could be earlier. With Lord Nelson Pottery a crown was added to some of their marks in 1956. Marks such as: 8-70 probably means it was produced in August 1970. Marks such as: #82 may well be the shape number.The best keywords to use when searching for info on nelson pottery is Nelson Ware, Lord Nelson Ware & of coarse Elijah Cotton.             
  •  Printed Mark c.1913+
     Printed Mark c.1913+
     Printed Mark 1956


     Printed Mark 1958-60+






    Printed Mark 1960
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Lord Nelson Ware
Mark of English company Elijah Cotton on its Lord Nelson Ware lines. Black Beauty denotes the name of a popular chintz dinnerware pattern.
1930-40s.


Mark for Lord Nelson Pottery England 1978.
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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for making your information available in one place!

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  2. Wow! What a tremendous amount of work you've done. Nice job!

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  3. keep up the good work,great job so far ,as erica said will be great to have info in one place

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