|John Adams and Co||
Location and period of operation:
Operated the Victoria Works in St. James Street, Broad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Produced Earthenware, Jasper ware, Parian, Majolica.
London showrooms were at 30, Ely Place.
Subsequently Adams & Bromley
Adams, J., and Co.
This firm flourished in the third quarter of the nineteenth century (not at the beginning of the century as frequently stated) and has been confused, because of its productions, with the older firm of Adams of Stoke and Tunstall. The firm was styled J. Adams & Co. until 1873 when it became known as Adams & Bromley. Their manufactures included jasper, majolica and parian (busts of Tennyson, Gladstone and Lord Derby).
marks (impressed) include:
ADAMS & BROMLEY J. ADAMS & Co.
from: Concise Encyclopaedia of English Pottery & Porcelain
Advert from Keates Trade Directory of 1865
[courtesy of Henrywood - 'Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900']
Initials used on ware for identification:
J ADAMS & CO
ADAMS & CO
1898 OS map of Hanley
Broad Street runs bottom to top of map
and St. James Street is top right
Victoria Works - Broad Street, Hanley (picture around 1893)
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