Thomas Dean & Sons (Ltd)






 

Location and period of operation:

Thomas Dean

Tunstall

1880

1952

 

Earthenware manufacturer at the Black Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Established at the Black Works, High Street Tunstall by Thomas Dean and his two sons G. A. Dean and J. E. Dean.

  • NOTE: Geoffrey Godden (Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks) gives a date of 1789 for the establishment of this business. However the letterhead and price list shown below clearly give a date of 1880. It could be that an relative of the Dean family was in operation from the earlier date.

  • In 1934 the business was incorporated as a Limited company.

  • From 1947 to 1952 the business operated under the Ridgway & Adderley holding company, the name Thomas Den & Sons Ltd. was retained. The works were renamed the Teapot Works. 

 

 


 


Dean, Thomas,
earthenware manufacturer

from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'

 


 


Thomas Dean & Sons, Black Works, Tunstall, Staffs
Established 1880 

 



  
price list for Russet Ware - Thomas Dean & Sons

 


 


handpainted cottage teapot 

T. Dean & Sons
Tunstall
Made in England 

 


 

Typical T. Dean & Sons teapots

 


 


French bulldog figure of the character 'Byngo'

 


either of these marks 
appear on animal figures

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

 


Thomas Dean
Black Works Tunstall
Quality not Excelled 

1896 -1952


T. Dean & Sons
Tunstall
Made in England 

c.1920 -1952


"Tunstall" 
Art Ware 

1937 - 1952

 


 


1899 map showing the location of the Black Works, Tunstall

Thomas Dean & Sons, Black Works
The Dean business operated here as an earthenware manufacturer from 1880-1952

c.1958 the works were used by Summerbank Pottery

 


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