Broad Street Works Patterns

Please note that Broad Street, Hanley was originally known as High Street, Shelton, Hanley. The factory is, therefore, sometimes referred to as the High Street Works. The exact date of the change is uncertain, but seems to have been some time between 1853 and 1857 when Hanley became a Borough, absorbing Shelton in the process.1

 

Broad Street Works Occupation Periods

Various members of the Baddeley family & partners c.1792-1807
Hicks & Meigh 1807-1822
Hicks, Meigh & Johnson 1822-1835
Ridgway, Morley, Wear & Co 1835-1842
Ridgway & Morley 1842-1845
Francis Morley (& Co) 1845-1858
Morley & Ashworth 1858-1860
G L Ashworth & Bros 1860-1883
G L Ashworth & Bros Ltd. 1884-1968
  Owned by:  
   John Shaw Goddard 1884-1919
   John Vivian Goddard 1919-1920
   Cauldon Potteries Ltd. 1920-1932
   John Vivian Goddard 1932-1962
   John Stringer Goddard 1962-1968
Mason's Ironstone Ltd. 1969-1999
  Owned by:  
   John Stringer Goddard 1969-1973
   Wedgwood Group 1973-1999

 

Hicks & Meigh
Hicks, Meigh & Johnson

All shape names, where given, are from the Broad Street Works pattern and pattern description books held at the Wedgwood Museum.

At any given point these partnerships were using uo to five separate numbering systems, all bar one starting at '1'.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - First Series - All Wares up to c.900, Tea Wares c.1000 on

Bone China Numbered Patterns - Second Series - Dessert and Table Wares

Angels & Banner pad marked patterns 1 - c.110

Earthenware Named Patterns

Stone China Numbered Patterns 1 - 128

 

"Britannicus Dresden China"

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"Britannicus Dresden China" Dessert plate. Earthenware. Floral pattern printed in blue and filled with mulicoloured enamels. Gilt edge, shoulder line, highlights. Britannicus Dresden China

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - First Series - All Wares up to c.900, Tea Wares c.1000 on

Moustache and Harbold shape wares that may be Hicks & Meigh patterns are listed under Machin as it has not been possible to prove that they are from the Broad Street Works.

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46 Dessert plate. Bone china. Floral Japan style print in brown, filled in overglaze iron-red, rose, blue, yellow green, blue green, brown, yellow. Brown edge. 46
435 Dessert centrepiece. Bone china. Central multicoloured hand-painted floral group. Border green except for mouldings left white. Gilt edge, border line, foot and interlinked circle moulding. 435
699 Teapot and stand. London shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue ground with heavy gilt dog tooth & swirl decoration. Gilt & straw bordered reserves filled with multicoloured hand-painted flower bunches. Gilt decoraton to spout & lid surrond, foot line, knob. Half gilt handle. 699
759 Dessert plate. Bone china. Bright green border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge band. Gilt circle of dots and sunburst on shoulder. 759
1129/2 'Angel & Banner' jug. Bone china. Decorated with green, red, and blue lines. Green edge, foot line, detailing on spout and handle. 1129/2
1257 Tea cup and saucer. Waisted shape. Handpainted in rose with floral swags and feathering. Flower sprigs in rose outside cup. 1257
2112 Coffee cup and saucer. Moulded Base shape. Green and gilt border with hanging straw gilt & puce diamonds, and spiralling gilt fern. Gilt centre ring and floral star. 2112

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - Second Series - Dessert and Table Wares

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144 Dessert plate. Bone china. Floral print in rose, filled rose, iron-red, blue, yellow-green. 144
157 Dessert plate. Bone china. Floral centre with butterfly and circlet of flowers border printed in brown, filled overglaze rose, blue, iron-red, yellow, yellow green. Brown edge line. 157
170 Round dessert dish. 'Priory' shape. Bone china. Small flower sprig in circlet of flowers centre, floral border, printed in brown, filled yellow green, rose, blue, yellow, iron-red. Yellow green edge line. Handles rose and yellow green. 170
1130 Dessert plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue and heavy gilt border. Central gilt edged panel with multicoloured hand-painted named view. Gilt edging to gadrooning. 1130
1259 Dessert plate. 'Priory' shape. Bone china. Deep purple border. Centre group of shells, hand-painted in multicoloured enamels. Wide gilt edge band leaving floral edge moulding white. Gilt shoulder band with gilt arcading inside. 1259

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Angels & Banner pad marked patterns

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63 Snake handled and lipped jug. Grey coloured earthenware with white floral sprigs. Smear glazed. 63

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Earthenware Named Patterns

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"Oriental Shells" Dinner plate, soup plate. Earthenware. "Oriental Shells" print in blue. Oriental Shells
"Imperial Flowers" green Dinner plate. 'Priory' shape. Earthenware. "Imperial Flowers" print in green. Imperial Flowers

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Stone China Numbered Patterns 1 - 128

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1 Dinner plate, soup plate, dessert plate or twiffler. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue stone body. 'Gold Bird' print in blue, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, purple, yellow, yellow green, blue green, ivory. Gilt highlights, lustre edge. 1
2 Dinner plate. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 2' ('Pheasant') print in blue. Lustre edge. 2
5 Dinner plate. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue stone body. Blue printed water lily pattern, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, purple, yellow green, blue green. Gilt highlights, lustre edge. 5
6 Dinner plate. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue stone body. Blue outline print of urn & flower centre with floral border. Filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, green, yellow. Border edge of arcaded iron-red trefoils in and out. Gilt highlights, lustre edge. 6
7 Dessert plate. Blue stone body. Blue printed tree and fence pattern, with cross-hatched shoulder and border of floral sprigs. Filled with underglaze blue, iron-red, yellow green, and blue green enamels. Gilt highlights. Lustre edge. 7
9 Tureen stand. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 9' (cranes) print in blue. 9
21 Dessert plate or twiffler. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 21' print in light blue. 21
51 Meat dish, dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 51' print in light blue. 51
52 Dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 51' print in blue, filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights and tracing on edge. 52
53 Dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. Blue printed vase of flowers filled in underglaze blue and overglaze iron red, pink, ylw green, bl green, yellow. Opaque orange border line. Highlighted in gilt. 53
54 (LIV) Dessert plate. 'Gadroon' Shape. Blue Stone body. Blue printed floral design, filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights. 54
64 Dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. Blue printed basket of flowers filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze multicoloured enamels. Opaque orange edge line. Gilt highlights and edge detailing. 64
66 Dessert plate. 'Hicks No. 66' print in blue, filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Gilt highlights. Opaque orange edge line and shoulder lines. 66
69 Muffin. 'Hicks No. 69' print in blue, filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red. Gilt highlights. 69
71 Dinner plate. 'Hicks No. 71' print in red, filled in overglaze rose, yellow green, iron-red, blue, and yellow. 71
80 Sauce tureen stand. 'Priory' shape. Outline print in blue, filled underglaze dark blue, and overglaze iron-red. Gilt highlights. 80
94 Dinner plate. 'Bedford' shape. Floral outline printed in blue filled in underglaze blue, & overglaze iron red, bl green & salmon. Green line round edge. Gilt highlights. 94
125 Dinner plate, side plate or muffin. 'Bedford' shape. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in purple brown. Filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 125
128 Dinner plate. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Key Border' print in red, coloured in underglaze blue and iron-red. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 128

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Ashworth RIC impressed mark

Warning. A number of pieces were issued by the factory with apparent early prints and marks, but also with the impressed "REAL / IRONSTONE / CHINA" mark in three lines. These are reissues of the early designs in the late Morley and Ashworth periods from the mid 1850s. The same mark was also used on current patterns in the same period. Photo © Gay Jungemann 2018

 

Ridgway, Morley, Wear & Co.
Ridgway & Morley

Leonard G. King recorded in an article for the NCS Journal3, that he found a book at the factory that stated that the last Hicks pattern was 128 and therefore subsequent numbers relate to the products of Ridgway, Morley, Wear & Co. When I attempted to trace this book on my visits to the factory I was unsuccessful. This number only relates to the Stoneware patterns. Hicks & Meigh porcelain patterns rise into four figures.

In the Pattern Description Books I discovered at the factory, which are now housed at the Wedgwood Museum, I read the following note: 'All Nos Above 370 to have a 3 over the number - Thus &c 3/371'.2 William Ridgway's three factories appear to have had a joint marketing arrangement and this introduction was probably to avoid confusion with the Church Works numbering system. I have seen some plates of pattern 370 numbered 3/370; presumably this was an error.

Further confusion is also caused by the three factories exchanging earthenware blanks. Products with Broad Street Works and Bell Works patterns are therefore often found on blanks with Church Works impressed marks. Pattern numbers of 3/371 and above on William Ridgway shapes are always Broad Street patterns. Patterns numbered 370 and below should be checked against those listed below and on the Church Works page or in the Pattern and Pattern Description Books at the Wedgwood Museum to ensure correct attribution.

Named Patterns

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"Albert Star" Sauce tureen, small meat dish. Earthenware. "Albert Star" in deep blue. Albert Star
"Arabian" Soup plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. "Arabian" print in flow blue. Arabian
"Caledonian" pink Soup plate. 'Albion' shape. Earthenware. "Caledonian" print in pink. Caledonian
"Caledonian" green for Egyptian Transit Administration Dinner plate. 'Albion' shape. Ironstone. "Caledonian" print in green with central star replaced by the badge of the Egyptian Transit Administration. Caledonian
"Florence Rose" pink Dinner plate. Earthenware. "Florence Rose" print in pink. Florence Rose
"Japan Flowers" blue Sauce tureen stand, soup plate, dessert plate, 8 inch muffin. 'Albion' shape. Earthenware. "Japan Flowers" print in blue. Japan Flowers
"Japan Flowers" brown Warming plate. 'Albion' shape. Earthenware. "Japan Flowers" print in brown. Japan Flowers
"Asiatic Plants" brown Dessert plate. 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. "Asiatic Plants" print in brown. Asiatic Plants
"Asiatic Plants" puce Dessert plate. 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. "Asiatic Plants" print in puce. Asiatic Plants
"Archipelago" Covered soup tureen. Earthenware. "Archipelago" print in pale blue. Archipelago
"Nice" blue Punchbowl. Earthenware. "Nice" print in pale blue. Nice
"Nice" green Dinner plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Nice" print in green. Nice
"Pheasant" Soup plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Pheasant" ('Hicks No.2') print in flow blue. Pheasant

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Named and Numbered Patterns

Some named patterns that had additional colouring were not given a number in the normal series, but instead were given a number in addition to their name. So you could get "Dresden" No. 1 to No. 6, or "Aurora" No. 1 to No. 7, and so on. Some of these printed patterns also had variants that were allocated numbers in the main series.

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"Caledonian No. 1" Muffin. 'Albion' shape. Earthenware. "Caledonian" print in brown, filled underglaze with green bands. Caledonian No. 1
"Caledonian No. 2" dessert Dessert plate. 'Wellington' shape. Earthenware. "Caledonian" print in brown, filled underglaze orange and green. Caledonian No. 2
'Caledonian' "No. 2" tea Sugar box. Earthenware. 'Caledonian' print in brown, filled underglaze orange and green. Caledonian No. 2

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Numbered Patterns 129 - 370, 3/371 - 3/1115

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142 Dinner plate. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in deep brown. Filled in underglaze blue, iron red, salmon, yellow green, rose, yellow, purple. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 142
143 Dinner plate. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'India' print in purple brown. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 143
144 Dessert plate. 'Wellington' shape. Blue Stone body. 'India' print in purple brown. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Gilt highlights. 144
147 Tureen stand. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks Temple' print in black. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, yellow green, purple, blue, yellow. Some highlighting in opaque orange, but mostly in gilt. Lustre edge. 147
154 Dessert plate. 'Wellington' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 21' print in lavender. Fence and leaves in underglaze blue, and overglaze gilt. Gilt edge line. 154
156 Dinner plate. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 66' print in purple brown. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red & salmon. Gilt highlights, borders to shoulder, and edge line. 156
160 Dessert plate or twiffler. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in deep brown. Filled in underglaze blue, iron red, salmon, yellow green, rose and yellow. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 160
170 Dessert plate or twiffler. 'Pekin' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Blue Vase' print in blue. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, salmon, rose. Gilt highlights. Lustre edge. 170
181 Dessert plate. 'Wellington' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 66' print in green. Filled in underglaze green on leaves & shoulder, and overglaze iron-red and purple. Gilt vase, highlights, and edge line. Lustre edge. 181
182 Two hot water plates. 'Pekin' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Blue Vase' print in blue. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, salmon. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 182
186 Leaf dessert dish. 'Milan' shape. Blue Stone body. Pale blue slip on shoulder. 'Peruvian' print in stone brown. Filled in underglaze dark blue and buff, and overglaze iron-red, yellow, rose, yellow green, blue green, opaque orange. Gilt highlights, tracing on handle. Lustre edge. 186
188 Dessert plate or twiffler. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Peruvian' print in stone brown. Filled underglaze blue and buff, and overglaze iron-red, yellow, rose, yellow green, blue green, blue. Gilt highlights. Lustre edge. 188
190 Meat dish. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Peruvian border' with 'Rock centre' printed in stone brown. Filled iron-red, rose, green, blue, yellow all overglaze. Lustre edge. 190
195 Square dessert dish. 'Wellingon' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Basket of Flowers Centre' print in stone brown. Filled in underglaze dark blue, pale blue, yellow green, rose, purple. No overglaze colours. Pale blue slip border. Gilt highlights and edge lines. 195
197 Round dessert dish. 'Wellington' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Dog Rose Centre' print in stone brown. Filled in underglaze blue, green, yellow, rose. No overglaze colours. Pale blue slip border. Gilt highlights and edge lines. 197
198 Dessert plate. 'Wellington' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Dog Rose Centre' print in stone brown. Filled in underglaze blue, green, yellow, purple. No overglaze colours. Grey slip border. Gilt highlights and edge lines. 198
200 Dessert plate. 'Milan' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Basket of Flowers Centre' print in stone brown. Filled in underglaze dark blue, pale blue, yellow green, rose, purple. No overglaze colours. Grey slip border. Gilt highlights and edge lines. 200
206 Dessert plate. 'Milan' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Peruvian' print in stone brown. Filled underglaze dark blue, dark green, yellow green, rose, yellow, pale blue. Gilt highlights. Lustre edge. 206
207 table Dinner, soup, small soup, and dessert plates. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Peruvian' print in stone brown. Filled underglaze green, and overglaze iron red, blue, pink, rose, opaque orange. Lustre edge. 207
207 HWP Hot water plate. 'Pekin' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Peruvian' print in stone brown. Filled underglaze green, and overglaze iron red, blue, pink, rose, opaque orange. Lustre edge. 207
212 Side plate or muffin. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'India' print in purple brown. Filled in underglaze blue, dark green, yellow green, yellow and salmon, and overglaze iron-red and blue green. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 212
216 Dessert plate or twiffler. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Peruvian' print in blue. Filled in underglaze blue. Lustre edge. 216
222 Jug. Oak & Ivy derivative shape. Blue stone body. 'Chinese Temple' print in stone brown filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, yellow green, salmon, ochre. Gilt highlights. Lustre edge. 222
223 mug Mug. Blue Stone body. 'Chinese Temple' print in stone brown filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, yellow green, salmon, ochre. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 223
223 jug Two jugs, 7 inch & 6 inch. Oak & Ivy derivative shape. Blue stone body. 'Chinese Temple' print in stone brown filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, yellow green, salmon, ochre. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 223
223 filter jug 9 inch covered filter jug. Blue Stone body. 'Chinese Temple' print in stone brown filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, yellow green, salmon, ochre. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 223
253 Dinner plate. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Nepaulese' print in stone brown. Filled overglaze iron-red, green, purple, and opaque orange. Lustre edge. 253
255 Round dessert dish. 'Wellington' shape. Earthenware. 'Fancy' sheet print, with edging, in dove. Coloured yellow green, pale blue, iron-red, yellow, all underglaze. 255
266 Dessert plate or twiffler. 'Albion' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Dragon border' with 'Two Vase centre' printed in purple brown. Filled underglaze dark blue and blue green, and overglaze iron-red, yellow green, salmon, blue. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge. 266
269 Leaf dessert dish. 'Milan' shape. White Stone body. 'Water Lily' print in stone brown. Filled underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green, dark green. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge, Handles blued and traced gilt. 269
278 Square dessert dish. 'Milan' shape. White Stone body. 'Water Lily' print in stone brown. Filled overglaze rose, pink, yellow green, blue green, blue, with opaque orange highlights. Brown edge. Gilding on handles. Pattern 278
279 Meat dish, dinner plate. 'Albion' shape. White Stone body. 'Nankin Jar' print in purple brown, filled overglaze in yellow, rose, purple, yellow green, blue green, blue, brown. Brown edge. 279
312 Bacon dish (minus cover). 'Milan' shape. Earthenware. 'Pekin Rose' print in dove. Filled underglaze blue, rose, brown, yellow green, yellow. Border of greenish grey slip edge with brown lines, the inner one scallopped. 312
3/430 Vase. 'Bottle' shape. White Stone body. 'Blue Bottle' print in blue. Iron-red ground. Print filled mostly with underglaze blue and overglaze green with detailing in other colours. Gilt highlights and edge. 3/430
3/571 Dinner plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Blue Stone body. "Chusan" print in purple brown. Filled underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red, salmon and gilt. Brown edge. 3/571
3/776 Dessert plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Blue stone body. Floral print in blue with underglaze blue filling. Gilt highlights. Brown edge. 3/776
3/799 Soup plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Steam' print in flow blue. Filled underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red and salmon. 3/799
3/844 Dessert plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. 'Chinese Rails' centre print in dark brown, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green, yellow. Matt blue border with 'Gothic pannels' in dark blue and gilt. Gilt sprigs & shoulder line. Brown edge. 3/844
3/958 Plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. 'Dragon border' with 'Two Vase centre' printed in flow blue. Filled underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge. 3/958
3/1008 Square dessert dish. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. 'New Dessert' print in flow blue with underglaze light green detailing. Gilt highlights and tracing on handles. Opaque orange edge line. 3/1008
3/1018 Toilet jug. 'Hebe' shape. White Stone body. "Chinese Plants" print in flow blue filled iron-red and yellow green. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge. 3/1018

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Francis Morley (& Co.)
Morley & Ashworth
G L Ashworth & Bros.

As well as continuing the 3/xxxx pattern number series, Francis Morley bought the moulds and printing plates of the C. J. Mason factory in 1848, and started a 4/xxx series specifically for patterns using those plates and moulds. The 4/xxx series did not last long, however, and new patterns using the Mason's designs began to be incorporated in the main 3/xxxx series.

At some point the factory dropped marking patterns with the 3/, so pattern 3/1365 continued to be manufactured as pattern 1365. Also new patterns continued the numbering system but without the 3/. This causes some confusion as the Church Works, later Bedford Works, partnerships were also using a four-figure numbering system and some of the same shapes that both factories had inherited from earlier Ridgway partnerships.

The Ashworth brothers introduced a new B/xxxx number series c.1862.

Named Patterns

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"Aurora" red Creamer. Two unhandled cups & saucers. One belled Grecian shape, and the other 'Franklin' shape. 8 inch muffin, 'Polygonal' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in red. Aurora
"Aurora" flow mulberry Dinner plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in flow mulberry. Aurora
'New Toy Dessert' floral Toy oval dessert dish, dessert plate. 'New Toy Dessert' shape. Earthenware. Floral print in flow mulberry. New Toy Dessert floral
'Ermine Border' Toy tea cup, saucer, and muffin. Earthenware. 'Ermine Border' print in pale blue. Ermine Border
"Fruit Basket" table Dessert plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Fruit Basket" print in flow mulberry. Fruit Basket
"Fruit Basket" punchbowl Punchbowl. Earthenware. "Fruit Basket" print in green. Fruit Basket
"Shannon" Dinner plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Shannon" print in brown Shannon
"Vista" Covered vegetable dish. Earthenware. "Vista" print in blue. Vista
"Flora" Large oval meat dish. Earthenware. "Flora" print in black. Flora
"Panthes" Dinner plate. Earthenware. "Panthes" print in black. Panthes

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Named and Numbered Patterns

Francis Morley continued the practice of the previous partnership in that some named patterns that had additional colouring were not given a number in the normal series, but instead were given a number in addition to their name. So you could get "Cleopatra" No. 1 to No. 6, or "Aquatic" No. 1 to No. 5, and so on. Some of these printed patterns also had variants that were allocated numbers in the main series.

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"Aurora" 'No. 2' 8 inch muffin, 'Polygonal' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in red, filled blue, green, and buff. Aurora No.2
'Aurora No. 3' Coffee pot. Earthenware. 'Aurora' print in purple, filled blue, green, and buff. Aurora No.3
"Aurora No. 5" Dessert plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in green, filled pink, matt blue, green and buff. Aurora No.5
"California No. 6" Dinner plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "California" print in dove, filled pink, matt blue, and buff. California No.6
"Cleopatra" 'No. 4' table Meat dish. Earthenware. "Cleopatra" print in purple, filled underglaze matt blue, buff and green. Cleopatra No.4
"Cleopatra No. 4" tea Unhandled cup & saucer. 'Franklin' shape. Earthenware. "Cleopatra" print in purple, filled underglaze matt blue, buff and green. Cleopatra No.4
'Zamara No. 3' Jug. 'Alhambra' shape without the moulding and with a modified handle. Earthenware. 'Zamara' print in pink, filled Matt blue, buff, green. Zamara No.3
"Zamara" 'No. 6' Dinner plate. 'Franklin' shape. Earthenware. "Zamara" print in blue, filled underglaze pink, buff and green. Zamara No.6
"Aquatic No. 4" Unhandled cup & saucer. 'Polygon' shape. Earthenware. "Aquatic" print in green, filled underglaze pink and buff. Aquatic No.4

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Numbered Patterns. 3/1116 on (- 14999?)

In the factory pattern decription books it states that 3/1116 is the first Francis Morley pattern.
The 3/ was dropped in the 1850s and the series continued as a four figure one only. The 3/ was also dropped on reissues of earlier numbers.

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3/1136 Dessert plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Persiana" print in flow mulberry, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, salmon, light green, opaque orange. Gilt highlights, edge line. 3/1136
3/1199 Soup plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in flow mulberry, filled rose, iron-red, yellow. Opaque orange edge line. 3/1199
3/1282 Toy oval dessert dish, dessert plate. 'New Toy Dessert' shape. Earthenware. Floral sprig centre printed in purple brown and filled with multicoloured enamels. Matt blue & gilt tracing on embossed edge & handles. 3/1282
3/1307 Leaf dessert dish. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. 'Dotted Leaf' border with 'Dog Rose' centre printed in flow mulberry, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, green and yellow. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge line. Blued & gilt handle. 3/1307
3/1321 Square and oval dessert dishes. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. 'Chinese Birds' print in flow mulberry, filled rose, iron-red, yellow, yellow green, purple, opaque orange. Gilt tracing on handles. Brown edge. 3/1321
1361 7 inch muffin. 'Clarendon' shape. White Stone. Chinoiserie print in blue filled Mazarin blue border with inset panels in iron-red and flowers in yellow green. Centre filled Mazarin blue iron-red, rose, blue, yellow, purple. Gilt edge & highlights. 1361
3/1365 table Dinner plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. 'Steam' print in flow mulberry filled red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green. 3/1365
3/1365 tea Breakfast cup & saucer. Earthenware. 'Steam' print in flow mulberry filled red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green. 3/1365
3/1365 mug Mug. Earthenware. 'Steam' print in flow mulberry filled red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green. 3/1365
3/1733 Dessert plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. 'Grecian Vase & Ewer' print in flow mulberry. Drab stone border and filled underglaze blue, and overglaze rose, iron-red, blue green, yellow green, yellow, blue. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge. 3/1733
3621 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Fence & Muscovy Ducks print in purple brown, filled underglaze blue and multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights. 3621
14465 Centrepiece, large circular dish or tray. Earthenware. 'Bandana' print in black. Iron-red ground except borders. Some infilling with black, yellow & blue in border areas. Gilt tracing on handles. 14465

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Numbered Patterns B/1 - B/6340.

The Ashworth brothers introduced a new B/xxxx number series c.1862.

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B/3122 Pair of vases. Earthenware. 'Bandana' print in black, filled blue, yellow, iron-red, &c. B/3122
B/3676 Covered vegetable dish, covered sauce tureen, small meat dish. Ironstone. A Chinoiserie print of Mason's in black, filled with black, iron-red and salmon. Gilt highlights and tracing on handles. B/3676

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Unidentified Patterns

This section covers patterns that should have a pattern number but there is none on the piece. The pattern number range given only indicates the most likely range. It is possible for the number to be outside that range.

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FM UP1 Toilet jug and basin. 'Hebe' shape. Earthenware. Floral print in flow blue, with a broad border band in puce. Gilt edge and border lines. Likely pattern range 3/11xx-3/17xx. FM UP1

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G. L. Ashworth & Bros. Ltd.

The company was owned by successive members of the Goddard family except for a short window 1920-1932 when it was owned by Cauldon Potteries Ltd.
The B/ number series was replaced by a C/ number series c.1900.

Named and Numbered Patterns

The company seems to have stopped using the named and numbered system with the exception of 'Mason's No. 1', which was a reissue of Hicks & Meigh Pattern 1.

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'Mason's No. 1' Table Sauce tureen, soup plate. Reissued 'No. 2' shape. Stoneware body. 'Gold Bird' print in blue, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, purple, yellow, yellow green, blue green, ivory. Gilt highlights, lustre edge. Mason's No. 1
'Mason's No. 1' Tea Breakfast cup & saucer. Cauldon Place 'Richelieu' shape. Bone china. 'Gold Bird' print in blue, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, purple, yellow, yellow green, blue green, ivory. Gilt highlights, lustre edge. Handle blue & gilt. Mason's No. 1
'Mason's No. 1' Punchbowl Punchbowl. Stoneware body. 'Gold Bird' print in blue, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, purple, yellow, yellow green, blue green, ivory. Gilt highlights, lustre edge & foot ring. Mason's No. 1

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Numbered Patterns B/6341 - B/9999.

The Ashworth brothers B/xxxx number series continued under the limited company.

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B/9178 Soup tureen & cover, meat dish. Earthenware. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in brown filled mazarin blue, iron-red, &c. B/9178
B/9447 table Meat dish. Earthenware. 'Steam' print in black, filled red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green. B/9447
B/9447 jug Snake handled jug. Earthenware. 'Steam' print in black, filled red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green. B/9447
B/9748 Snake handled jug. Earthenware. 'Flower Basket' print in stone brown, filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt and blue edge band and handle. Gilt highlighting. B/9748
B/9927 Dinner plate. 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. Chinese dragon centre with 'Bandana' border printed in black. Ochre ground in centre, black ground in border. B/9927

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Numbered Patterns. C/ series

John Shaw Goddard introduced a new C/xxxx number series c.1900.

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C/192 Snake handled jug. Earthenware. Chinese Dragon print coloured red in a matt black ground. C/192
C/1375 Bowl. Ironstone. Cloudy grey ground with three flower sprigs printed in green filled iron-red, purple, blue-green, yellow-green. Brown edge. C/1375
C/1500 table Dinner plate. Revived 'Gadroon' shape. Stoneware body. Chinese Dragon printed in gold on Mazarin blue. Yellow ground. Gilt tracing on gadrooning. C/1500
C/1500 tea Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Chinese Dragon printed in gold on Mazarin blue. Yellow ground. Gilt edge & foot ring, tracing on handle. C/1500
C/2703 Dinner plate. Revived 'Gadroon' shape. Stoneware body. 'Fruit Basket' print in blue, filled rose, orange, yellow, purple, green. C/2703
C/4596 Straight sided octagonal jug. Earthenware. "Regency" print in red, filled with multicoloured enamels. C/4596

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Mason's Ironstone Ltd.

The company was taken over by the Wedgwood Group in 1973.
The factory was closed and the site cleared in 1999.

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Unique specimen plate Dinner plate. Modern 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. 'India' print in brown filled iron-red, salmon, dark blue, all underglaze. Gilt highlights Specimen

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Notes.

1. Information from Nicola Wood, Archivist, Stoke on Trent City Archives. A map of 1853 from a Report to the General Board of Health shows the road as 'High Street'. A map from a Survey by C. J. H. Homer dated 1 January 1857 shows the road as Broad Street.

2. Entry reproduced courtesy of The Wedgwood Museum Trust.

3. Leonard G. King, 'Ridgway, Wear and Morley at the Broad Street Works', NCS Journal 4 (1980-81), 219-236, 222.

 

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