J H Davis






 

Location and period of operation:

John H Davis

Hanley

1875

1891

 

Earthenware manufacturer at the Trent pottery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • John Heath Davis became sole proprietor in July 1875 when his partner James Davis retired from the business.

  • In 1881 the business was employing 130 Men, 40 Women and 30 Children.

 

Formerly: J H & J Davis

 


 


John H Davis
Trent Pottery, Hanley
manufacturers of
Ironstone China, earthenware, & cabinet & sanitary goods
of all descriptions and Enamelled Patterns, specially 
adapted to the Home and Colonial Trade

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880


 

decorated ironstone pot by J H Davis in the Doric pattern
decorated ironstone pot by J H Davis in the Doric pattern

 


 


plate in the Sylvan pattern

 


 


Chatsworth pattern 

Osborne pattern 

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

Early marks include the Royal Arms and HANLEY - the town of manufacture - the predecessors J.H & J. Davis and Livesley & Davis also used this mark. 

Many of the other marks are shield, with a crown on top,  inside a belt with the name J H Davis across the shield.  

Most marks include the name of the pattern. 

J H DAVIS

John H Davis


 


Royal Stone China
John H Davis  
Hanley  

mark using the Royal Arms - the predecessors J.H & J. Davis and 
Livesley & Davis also used the Royal Arms  


J H Davis    

The registration diamond gives a date of 
15 February 1883 for the pattern registration


J H Davis
Hanley    

  The registration number gives 1885 as the year of the pattern registration


J H Davis    

this pattern was registered in 1888

 

J H Davis Cascade
J H Davis    

J H Davis    

J H Davis    

J H Davis    

 


DAVIS . HANLEY    

DAVIS  
HANLEY    

DAVIS . HANLEY  
  

 

most marks include the name of the pattern
 


 

1881 census:

Dwelling: The Cottage, Well Street
Census Place: Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Name

Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Francis DAVIS  W 70 M Head Bridgenorth, Shropshire Land Agent
John Heath DAVIS U 33 M  Son Caverswall Earthenware Manufr Employ 130 M 40 W 30 C
Elizabeth P. RYDER M 52 F Servant Hanley General Servant
Mary J. HOWARD  U 18 F Servant Hanley General Servant



 


behind the Westwood mill can be seen the
 bottle kilns of the Trent Pottery

- click for more information

 


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