E Cotton (Elijah, Ltd)






 

Location and period of operation:

E Cotton (Elijah, Ltd)

Hanley

1885

1981

 

According to an 1893 journal the business was built on the site of a previous works founded in 1758. 
Elijah Cotton opened a new factory 'Nelson Pottery' (1885)and also took over 'The Victoria Works' - both in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Lord Nelson Pottery was a trade name used by Elijah Cotton Ltd, 

1893 journal on Elijah Cotton

1956 article on the company

 

Initials used on ware for identification:

 

Lord Nelson Pottery

A crown was added to some of
their marks in 1956.

marks such as: 8-70 probably means it was produced in August 1970.
marks such as: #82 may well be the shape number.

NELSON WARE

 

LORD NELSON WARE

 

ELIJAH COTTON


 

   

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