Wild & Adams (Ltd)






 

Location and period of operation:

Wild & Adams (Ltd)

Longton

1909

1927

 

  Earthenware manufacturer at the Royal Crown Pottery, Warren Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The partners were Thomas Clarke Wild (principal partner) and Thomas Adams. 

  • Thomas Adams left the partnership in June 1911 and the business was continued by Thomas C. Wild., the name Wild & Adams continued.

  • The business was incorporated as a limited company in 1923.

 

 


London Gazette, 14 July 1911

 
notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
Thomas C Wild and Thomas Adams
 

NOTE: Russell Street was renamed to Warren Street
 


 

 


W & A
L
Made in England 

earlier style mark - certainly pre-1917

the 'L' stands for Longton - the
town were the factory was located 


Royal Crown Ware
Wild & Adams Ltd
England 

1923-27

'Ltd' added to the mark from 1923

Wild & Adams appear to have produced large vases, such as these typical examples, throughout
their period of operation (1909-27) - the decoration on the earlier ones is
cruder than the later period.

 


 


tea set in the Imari style 

 


 


tea set in trasferware with hand colouring

 


 

 

Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

W & A

W & A
L

the 'L' stands for Longton - the
town were the factory was located 

 

Wild & Adams

 


 


W & A
L
Made in England 

earlier style mark - certainly pre-1917

the 'L' stands for Longton - the
town were the factory was located 

 



W & A
Royal Crown Pottery
England 

date range uncertain - certainly in use from 1917
by 1923 the mark shown below with 'Ltd" was introduced

 


 


Royal Crown Ware
Wild & Adams Ltd
England 

1923-27

'Ltd' added to the mark from 1923

 

 


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