Colclough China Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Colclough China Ltd

Longton

1937

1948

China manufacturer at the Vale Works, Goddard Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Colclough's advertised themselves as "Britain's largest manufacturer of Bone China Teaware"

 

Previously: H J Colclough (1897-1937)

Subsequently: Booths & Colcloughs Ltd (1948-54)

 


 

Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

 


COLCLOUGH
LONGTON
ENGLAND
BONE CHINA




ROYAL VALE CHINA
HJC
LONGTON
ENGLAND

 

NOTE: This mark was of H J Colclough was 
continued by Colclough China Ltd from 1937-39

 


Colclough China
Colclough China
made in Longton, England
Genuine Bone China

printed mark 1939+


 

printed mark c.1945-48
Genuine Bone China
VALE
made in Longton, England


printed mark c.1945-48
Bone China
Colclough
made in England

 

printed marks, post-war 
c.1945-48

 


 

typical Colclough China ware

 


 

1947 advert for Colclough China Ltd
1947 advert for Colclough China Ltd
note the reference to 'reconstruction of our factories' - during
the Second World War period manufacture of all but the
basic pottery was suspended in many factories

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