William Adams & Sons (& Co)




 

Location and period of operation:

William Adams & Sons

Tunstall &
Stoke

1769

?? (1990's)

William Adams & Sons (Potters) Ltd
- Earlier titles: W. Adams; W. Adams & Co; W. Adams & Son.

Earthenware, Basalts, Jasper, Parian ware

William Adams was acquired by the Wedgwood Group in 1966 - they continued to manufacture ware with the ADAMS name, sometimes also with the Wedgwood Group name. 

 

Initials used on ware for identification:

ADAMS & CO impressed mark, 1769-1800
ADAMS impressed mark, 1787-1805 on Jasper ware and 1800-1864 on general ware.
W. ADAMS & CO impressed mark, c.1815 (rare impressed mark)
W. ADAMS & SONS
W. A. & S
names and initials used in several, different printed marks. Often the name of the pattern is included, 1819-64
ADAMS impressed mark found on figures and groups (parian) 1845-64
W. ADAMS names and initials used in several, different printed marks. Often the name of the pattern is included, mid 19th C
W. A. & CO names and initials used in several, different printed marks. Often the name of the pattern is included, 1893-1917

 

Trade Names:

CALYX WARE
(20thC trade name impressed or 
incorporated in printed marks) 

MICRATEX
(trade name for a new extra-strong body 
introduced in 1963) 


marks incorporating a crown and 
Staffordshire knot used 
from c.1879 and into the early 20thC


click on the following for more information:-

   

1956 Feature article on Adams

History of Adams family of Potters


Adams Index Page

The above information may not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.

email: Steve Birks

updated:  March 2008