Broad Street Works, Hanley
formerly High Street Works, Shelton

Please note that Broad Street, Hanley was originally known as High Street, Shelton. 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

All shape and print names, where given, are from the Broad Street Works pattern and pattern description books held at The V&A/Wedgwood Collection.

 

Hicks & Meigh
Hicks, Meigh & Johnson

Bone China Printed Patterns.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - First Series - All Wares: c.1 to c.900.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - First Series - Tea Wares: c.1000 to c.2600.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - Second Series - Dessert and Table Wares.
Basic printed Patterns: c.100 to c.200.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - Second Series - Dessert and Table Wares.
Hand decorated Patterns: c.1000 to c.1400.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - Fractional Series - Tea Wares: c.2/200 to c.2/500.

Bone China Numbered Patterns - Sprigged Number Series - Tea Wares:c.28 to c.35.

Angels & Banner Pad-marked Patterns: c.1 to c.10, c.50 to c.115.

Earthenware Named Patterns.

Stone China Numbered Patterns: 1 - 128.

Michael Berthoud stated that: "During what we might call 'the Johnson period', the factory ran at least four separate series of pattern numbers - a simple numerical series on bone china tea wares from 1 to over 2500; a parallel sequence for dessert and dinner wares ..., a sequence of fractional numbers for a cheaper range of patterns for bone china and a later simple sequence for stone china".4 Whilst this does give an overall picture which seems correct there are problems in the detail. Comparison with Margaret Ironside's work show that Berthoud's first series started early in the factory's life and continued to at least 857, and then, starting c.1000, turned into a series for tea wares only, continuing to at least 2562.5 His second series, for dessert and dinner ware only, possibly started at c.100 and ran to c.200 for basic printed patterns (Berthoud did not mention this), and continued from c.1000 to at least 1358 for more elaborate designs. A fifth series needs to be added for the 'Angel & Banner' jugs &c, and a sixth for a few sprigged & star padmarked teawares, of which only 28 and 29 have been recorded. Production of bone china appears to have ceased with Richard Hicks' retirement in November 1834. There is so far no evidence that it was continued by William Ridgway at the Upper Hanley Works though this is possible.

I disagree with Berthoud's idea that the stone wares did not start until the 1820s. A sauce tureen of stoneware Pattern 1 ('Gold Bird') is illustrated by Margaret Ironside in a matching shape for bone china Pattern 46. The works, moulds, and printing plates were purchased at auction in 1835 by Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co. and they only continued with the stonewares. The last Hicks, Meigh, and Johnson stoneware pattern was Pattern 128.3

 

"Britannicus Dresden China"

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"Britannicus Dresden China" Meat dish, 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 Printed Patterns

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Chinaman on Verandah gilt Teapot. London shape. Bone china. Chinaman on Verandah print in blue with gilding, Verandah

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - First Series - All Wares: c.1 to c.900.

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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29 Saucer dish. Bute shape. Bone china. The Hicks version of the Yellow Shell pattern. 29
31 Coffee can. Bute shape. Bone china. Small blue flower group. Blue edge, spike on handle. 31
35 Teapot. New Oval shape. Bone china. A ground of iron-red whorls with stylised flowers and leaves with purple, yellow, green and blue enamels. 35
46 dessert 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
46 tea Tea cup & saucer. Straight sided London shape. Bone china. Floral Japan style print, filled in overglaze iron-red, rose, blue, yellow green, blue green, brown, yellow. Green edge. 46
430 Tea cup & saucer. Straight sided London shape cup with 'double turned' saucer. Bone china. 'Igloo' cottagey Chinoiserie design in Mazarin blue, iron-red, rose, purple, and yellow. Gilt edge, highlights, foot ring, tracing on handle. 430
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
555 Teapot stand, 7 inch muffin. London shape. Bone china. Border iron-red flowers with leaves of two greens. Shoulder circlet of small alternating blue and pink & green flower sprigs. Centre small pink & green flower sprig. Gilt edge. 555
569 Tea cup & saucer. Belled London shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue and gilt border with white reserves containg Chinese buildings & plants in iron-red, green & gilt. Gilt centre ring, shoulder line on cup, leafy band round cup. 569
576 Teapot, trio. Straight London shape. Bone china. Japonesque floral design in Mazarin blue, iron-red, green, brown & gilt. Gilt edge, foot line, half gilt handles & knob. 576
627 Teapot, trio. Belled London shape. Bone china. Alternating spiral panels of Mazarin blue and white with multicoloured hand-painted flower groups. Gilt c-scrolls between panels, dontillated edge, star centre, floral band outside cup, foot ring, shoulder ring, tracing on spout. Half gilt handles. 627
640 Trio. Belled London shape. Bone china. 'Igloo' cottagey Chinoiserie design in buff, iron-red, rose, purple, and yellow. Gilt edge, highlights, foot ring, geometric band round cup, tracing on handle. 640
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 surround, 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
792 Tea cup & saucer. Belled London shape. Bone china. Decorated with gilt horns of plenty from which issue flower heads in brown. Gilt edge, foot ring, centre ring, leafy band round cup, flower heads on handle. 792

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - First Series - Tea Wares: c.1000 to c.2600.

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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
1793 Saucer with two tea cups. Bee moulded shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue & gilt border with apricot & gilt scallops. Gilt edge, centre ring, leafy band round cup. Half gilt handles. 1793
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
2483 Teapot, coffee cup & saucer. Ribbed shape. Bone china. Lilac fern sprigging with gilt tracing. Pad-marked "35". 2483

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - Second Series - Dessert and Table Wares
Basic printed Patterns: c.100 to c.200.

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144 Dessert plate. Beaded edge shape. Bone china. Floral print in rose, filled rose, iron-red, blue, yellow-green. 144
157 Dessert plate. Beaded edge shape. 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

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - Second Series - Dessert and Table Wares
Hand decorated Patterns: c.1000 to c.1400.

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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
1144 Dessert plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Octagonal shoulder band in buff & gilt. Central multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 1144
1208 Square dessert dish. Beaded edge shape. Bone china. Bright blue, pale blue & gilt floral border. Centre group of shells, hand-painted in multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge band, ornate arcaded inner border, tracing on handles. 1208
1233 Dessert plate. Beaded edge shape. Bone china. Purple, straw, and gilt border with inset flowers, fruits and insects. Gilt circular band & toothed ring centre. 1233
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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Bone China Numbered Patterns - Fractional Series - Tea Wares: c.2/200 to c.2/500.

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2/372 Teapot. Ribbed shape. Bone china. Floral sprigs printed in purple brown and filled in multicoloured enamels. 2/372

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Bone China Numbered Patterns - Sprigged Number Series - Tea Wares.

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28 Bread & butter plate. Moulded Base shape. Bone china. Blue edge sprigs and floral sprigs in border. Gilt edge, centre line, tracing on handles. 28

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Angels & Banner pad marked patterns: c.1 to c.10, c.50 to c.115.

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63 Snake handled and lipped jug. Grey coloured stoneware with white floral sprigs. Smear glazed. 63
75 Jug with angled handle. Bone china. White body with pale blue floral sprigs. Gilt ring round collar and tracing on spout and handle. Gilt initials under lip. 75
94 Baluster shaped mug with loop handle. White bone china with lilac classical sprigs, possibly Cupid & Psyche. 94
104 Mug. White porcellanous stoneware. Panels with moulded diaper motifs, foliate moulded handle. 104

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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
"Chinese Landscapes" Razor box. Earthenware. "Chinese Landscapes" print in blue filled with iron-red, salmon, green, and opaque orange. Chinese Landscapes
"Priory" green Well & tree meat dish. 'Priory' shape. Earthenware. "Priory" print in green. Priory
"Imperial Flowers" green Dinner plate. 'Priory' shape. Earthenware. "Imperial Flowers" print in green. Imperial Flowers
"Fruit & Flowers" dessert blue Round dessert dish. 'Priory' shape. Earthenware. "Fruit & Flowers" print in blue. Fruit and Flowers
"Fruit & Flowers" jug blue Covered filter jug. Earthenware. "Fruit & Flowers" print in blue. Fruit and 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 Well & tree meat dish, pie dish, dinner plate. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 2' ('Pheasant') print in blue. Lustre edge. 2
3 Dinner plate. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 3' print in blue, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze rose, iron-red, yellow, yellow green, blue green. Lustre edge. 3
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 Covered vegetable dish, 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 Sauce tureen, 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
8 Covered vegetable dish, soup plate. 'No. 2 shape'. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 8' floral pattern printed in black filled rose, blue green, yellow green, blue, yellow. 8
9 Dessert centrepiece, sauce tureen stand, oval & square dessert dishes. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 9' (cranes) print in blue. 9
9 polychrome Dinner plate. 'No. 2 shape.' Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 9' (cranes) print in blue, filled with various colours overglaze. Lustre edge. 9
11 Plate. 'Hicks No.2' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No.3' print in blue, filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, green & gilt. 11
13 Large meat dish. 'Hicks No. 2' shape. 'Hicks No. 13' floral pattern printed in blue, filled Mazarin Blue, pale blue, iron-red, pale brown. 13
19 Soup tureen. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 19' print in blue filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, rose, and green. Gilt edge, compartments, tracing on handles & knob. 19
21 Well & tree meat dish, meat dish, dessert plate or twiffler. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 21' print in light blue. 21
21/3 8 inch muffin. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 21' print in light blue with heavily gilt gadrooned edge. 21/3
24 Dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 21' printed in blue and filled with green, iron-red and opaque orange. Gilt tracing on gadrooning. 24
28 Large meat dish. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 28' in brown filled with multicoloured hand-painted basket of flowers and floral border. Blue line inside gadrooning. 28
33 Soup plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue Stone body. 'Hicks No. 33' print in blue filled iron-red, Mazarin blue, purple, yellow-green, blue-green. Gilt line at edge, tracing on gadrooning. 33
35/2 Dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 21' print in blue, filled purple, yellow, blue-green. Rose highlights. Gilt line at edge inside gadrooning. 35/2
51 Meat dish, dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 51' print in light blue. 51
51 armorial Dinner plate. 'Gadroon' shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 51' border with arms of the Worshipful Company of Salters in centre printed in blue. 51 armorial
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 Meat dish, 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
61 Soup tureen stand, drainer. Beaded edge shape. Blue stone body. Overall blue-printed Chinoiserie scene with waterways, temples, mountains, etc. 61
61 armorial Dessert plate. Beaded edge shape. Blue stone body. 'Hicks No. 61' border with arms of the Worshipful Company of Salters in centre printed in blue. Border filled with underglaze Mazarin blue, and overglaze purple, rose, yellow, green. Gilt highlights and edge line. 61 armorial
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 Soup tureen & cover, meat dish, dessert plate. Beaded edge shape. '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 Meat dish, muffin. Beaded edge shape. 'Hicks No. 69' print in blue, filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red. Gilt highlights. 69
71 Dinner plate. Beaded edge shape. 'Hicks No. 71' print in red, filled in overglaze rose, yellow green, iron-red, blue, and yellow. 71
80 Soup tureen stand, sauce tureen stand, soup plate, dessert plate, 8 inch muffin. 'Priory' shape. Outline print in blue, filled underglaze dark blue, and overglaze iron-red. Gilt highlights. 80
94 Dinner plate. 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. Floral outline printed in blue filled in underglaze blue, & overglaze iron red, bl green & salmon. Green line round edge. Gilt highlights. 94
107 Centre piece, soup tureen (minus lid) & stand, sauce tureen & stand, meat dish, dinner plate, soup plate, dessert plate. 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. Floral outline print in purple brown filled dark green, iron-red, yellow-green, blue. Gilt highlights. 107
125 Dinner plate, side plate or muffin. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. '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 ironstone 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 on ironstone in the late Francis Morley, Morley & Ashworth, and very early G. L. Ashworth & Bros. periods from the mid 1850s. The same mark was also used on current ironstone patterns in the same period.
Photo © Gay Jungemann 2018

 

Ridgway, Morley, Wear & Co.
Ridgway & Morley

Named Patterns

Named and Numbered Patterns.

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

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 V&A/Wedgwood Collection, 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 V&A/Wedgwood Collection 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
"Peruvian" blue Dinner plate. 'Albion' shape. Ironstone. "Peruvian" print in blue. Peruvian
"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" blue Covered soup tureen. Earthenware. "Archipelago" print in pale blue. Archipelago
"Archipelago" black Dinner plate. Earthenware. "Archipelago" print in black. Archipelago
"Archipelago" red Unhandled cup & saucer. 'Grecian' shape. Earthenware. "Archipelago" print in red. Archipelago
"Cashmere" flow blue Slop bowl. 'Franklin' shape. Earthenware. "Cashmere" print in flow blue. Cashmere
"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. All the patterns numbered this way appear to be on earthenware rather than stoneware bodies. 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

At some point the factory dropped marking patterns with the 3/, so pattern 3/1065 continued to be manufactured as pattern 1065.

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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 table Meat dish. 'Bedford' shape. Blue Stone body. 'India' print in purple brown. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Gilt highlights. 144
144 dessert 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
157 Jug. Daisy shape. Blue stone body. A variant of 'Hicks No. 66' print in purple brown. Filled in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 157
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 Pie dish, 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
258 Meat dish. 'Bedford' shape. Earthenware. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in stone brown filled yellow-green, brown, pale blue, rose all underglaze. 258
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
3/386 Dinner plate. 'Albion' shape. Earthenware. 'Lyra' print in brown. Highlighted in underglaze green. 3/386
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
3/523 Oval dessert dish. 'Clarendon' shape. White Stone body. 'Flower Groups' border & centre print in stone brown. Chrome Green ground border edged with Mazarin blue bands. Centre & border prints filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights, tracing on handles. Brown edge. 3/523
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
3/773 Oval & square dessert dishes, dessert plate. Earthenware. 'Chinese Rails' centre print in stone brown, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, salmon, yellow green, blue green, yellow. Sage border with 'Gothic pannels' in dark blue and gilt. Gilt sprigs & shoulder line. 3/773
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
3/960 Soup plate. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. Floral print in flow blue filled iron-red & salmon. Brown edge. 3/960
3/997 Two meat dishes. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. Floral print in flow blue filled iron-red & salmon. 3/997
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.

Named Patterns

Named and Numbered Patterns

Numbered Patterns: 3/1116 to c.14999

Numbered Patterns: c.4/100 to c.4/300

Numbered Patterns: B/1 to B/6340

Unidentified Patterns

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 table 8 inch muffin, 'Polygonal' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in red. Aurora
"Aurora" red tea Creamer. Two unhandled cups & saucers. One belled Grecian shape, and the other 'Franklin' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in red. Aurora
"Aurora" purple Unhandled tea cup & saucer. 'Franklin' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in purple. 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. All the patterns numbered this way appear to be on earthenware rather than stoneware bodies. 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' 'Prussian' table 8 inch muffin. Earthenware. 'Aurora' print in purple, filled blue, green, and buff. Aurora No.3
"Aurora" 'No. 3' 'Polygonal' table Dessert plate. Earthenware. 'Aurora' print in purple, filled blue, green, and buff. Aurora No.3
'Aurora No. 3' tea Coffee pot. Earthenware. 'Aurora' print in purple, filled blue, green, and buff. Aurora No.3
"Aurora No. 5" Dessert plate. 'Polygonal' 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 to c.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
3/1137 dessert Tall dessert comport. 'Clarendon' shape. Earthenware. "Lady Peel" print in flow mulberry filled Mazarin blue & multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge & highlights. 3/1137
3/1137 jug Jug. Octagonal pinch handled shape. Earthenware. "Lady Peel" print in flow mulberry filled Mazarin blue & multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge & highlights. 3/1137
3/1199 Soup plate. 'Prussian' shape. Earthenware. "Aurora" print in flow mulberry, filled rose, iron-red, yellow. Opaque orange edge line. 3/1199
[3/]1200 Jug. Snake handled or Hydra shape. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in flow mulberry filled with multicoloured enamels. Opaque orange highlights. Handle orange with bright green sides. 1200
3/1211 Oval dessert dish 'Clarendon' shape. 'Dotted Leaf' border with 'Dog Rose' centre printed in flow mulberry, filled underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red, rose, green and yellow. Gilt highlights, double edge line, tracing on handles. 3/1211
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
[3/]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
3/1493 Meat dish. 'Silver' shape. Earthenware. 'Chinese Jar' print in flow mulberry, filled with Mazarin blue underglaze, and other colours overglaze. 3/1493
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
3220 Leaf dessert dish. Ironstone. "Pheasant" print in dove. Filled Mazarin blue, blue-green, purple. Opaque orange highlights. Gilt tracing on handle. Lustre edge. 3220
3621 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Fence & Muscovy Ducks print in purple brown, filled underglaze blue and multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights. 3621
3623 Dinner plate. Ironstone. Flowers and precious things centre print in puce filled multi. Border forest green with heavy gilding. Reserves in red with figures interchange with reserves in white with flowers. Brown edge line. Lustre edge. 3623
4474 Two dessert plates. Earthenware. Prints of royal palaces in green lightly filled with multicoloured enamels. Border mouldings in cream edged with green. Gilt edge. 4474
5017 Large circular dish. Earthenware. Mason's Table & Flowerpot print in black, filled brown buff, iron-red, purple, blue-green, yellow-green. Brown edge. 5017
5052 Jug. Moulded with hops round the neck and barley round the body. White stoneware. Wine red ground. Gilt edge, foot ring, tracing on handle. 5052
5058 Jug. Cambridge ale shape. Earthenware. Prints in black after Flaxman, filled white & pink against bright blue ground. Lustre band round inside of neck, and half lustre handle, both bands edged with gilt lines. 5058
7591 Two dessert plates. Earthenware. Central country scenes printed in brown and filled with multicoloured enamels. Turquoise band at edge with purple line just inside. 7591
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: c.4/100 to c.4/300.

Francis Morley introduced the 4/xxx series for the Mason's prints and moulds he purchased in 1848. The series did not last long. All subsequent patterns had main series numbers.

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4/103 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Double Landscape print in puce filled forest green, iron-red, buff, yellow-green, salmon. Heavy gilding. 4/103
4/194 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Japonesque floral print in black, filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, pale blue, salmon. Gilt edge and highlights. 4/194
4/255 Cup & saucer. Earthenware. Print of exotic bird and foliage in purple brown, filled multicoloured enamels within dark green & salmon border. 4/255
4/262 7 inch muffin. Ironstone. Casket & flowers print in black, filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, salmon, yellow. Gilt highlights. 4/262

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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/1605 Meat dish. Ironstone. Dragon & butterfly print filled in Mazarin blue, dark green, pale brown, pale green. Brown edge. B/1605
B/1833 Soup plate. Ironstone. 'Basket of Flowers' centre print with floral border in stone brown filled Mazarin blue, rose, iron-red, yellow-green, blue-green, yellow. Blue edge line. B/1833
B/3122 Pair of vases. Earthenware. 'Bandana' print in black, filled blue, yellow, iron-red, &c. B/3122
B/3463 Punchbowl. Ironstone. 'Hicks No.66' print in purple brown, filled underglaze mulberry and overglaze iron-red and blue-green. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. B/3463
B/3676 Covered vegetable dish, covered sauce tureen, small meat dish. Ironstone. A Chinoiserie print of Mason's (peony & bridge) in black, filled with black, iron-red and salmon. Gilt highlights and tracing on handles. B/3676
B/4623 Dinner plate. Revived 'Gadroon' shape. Ironstone. Chinoiserie print filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, pale blue-green, salmon. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. B/4623
B/5519 Dinner plate. Ironstone. 'Hicks No.66' print with brown & gilt shoulder band & leaves. Rest of print filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge & highlights. B/5519
B/5738 Dinner plate. Ironstone. "Nangpo" print in brown filled with multicoloured enamels. Lustre edge. B/5738

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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. Strictly speaking this was a reissue of a main series number on stoneware, so does not follow the pattern of previous Named and Numbered issues.

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'Mason's No. 1' table Sauce tureen, soup plate. Revived 'Hicks No.2' shape. Ironstone. '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. Ironstone. '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/9447 punchbowl Punchbowl. 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/107 Dinner plate, Ironstone. Printed Chinese scene in floral border filled with multicoloured enamels. C/107
C/192 Snake handled jug. Earthenware. Chinese Dragon print coloured red in a matt black ground. C/192
C/799 Soup plate. Ironstone. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' print in blue filled iron-red, rose, yellow, yellow-green, blue-green. Opaque orange highlights. C/799
C/1330 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Floral Chinoiserie print, similar to that used for early bone china Pattern 46, filled turquoise, rose, green, & pale brown. Matt black ground. C/1330
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/1566 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Mazarin blue ground. Aesthetic style Japonesque print in gold. Gilt edge and tracing on gadrooning. C/1566
C/2703 Dinner plate. Revived 'Gadroon' shape. Ironstone. 'Fruit Basket' print in blue, filled rose, orange, yellow, purple, green. C/2703
C/3538 Dessert plate, 6 inch muffin. Revived 'Hicks No.2' shape. Ironstone. Mason's Blue Pheasants print in black with iron-red ground to border, and highlights. C/3538
C/4596 Straight sided octagonal jug. Earthenware. "Regency" print in red, filled with multicoloured enamels. C/4596
C/4639 8 inch muffin. Ironstone. Leafy sheet print in black with printed circlet of leaves on border filled in white enamel. Gilt edge, shoulder band between two lines. C/4639
C/4829 Sauce Tureen. Ironstone. 'Hicks No. 53' print in brown filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, rose, blue, yellow. Gilt edge, highlights, tracing on handles. C/4829

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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 V&A/Wedgwood Collection.

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

4. Michael Berthoud & Richard Maskell, 'Patterns of Hicks, Meigh & Johnson', Ceramic Bulletin 19 (2007).

5. Margaret Ironside, 'Hicks & Meigh Porcelain of the 1813-1822 Period: Dessert Wares and Tea Wares', Morley College Ceramic Circle Bulletin 3rd Series, No. 1 (June 1998).

 

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