Grove & Stark






 

Location and period of operation:

Grove & Stark

Longton

1871

1884

 (See sources)

Richard H Grove retired and his son Frederick Wedgwood Grove together with John Stark took over the business.

Luster, China and earthenware manufacturer at the Palissy Works, Chancery Lane, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Previously: Grove & Robinson  (1870-71)
Subsequently: F W Grove (1885-89)

 



Grove & Stark

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


 

 


Stoneware jar in the Niphon pattern
 


Plates in the Strawberry pattern
 


biscuit barrel in the Strawberry pattern
 


Initials & marks used on ware for identification:

G & S

often the name of the pattern is included in a scroll
the registration diamond often included


 


Niphon
G & S
 

 


Rosebud
G & S
[from the Rosebud plate]
[registration mark 1883]

 


Rosebud
G & S
[from the Rosebud biscuit barrel]
[registration mark 1883]

 


Yedoo
G & S
[registration mark 1880]

 


1881 census:

85 Duke Street, Mason House,  Fenton
Stoke
Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Name

birth year

  Birthplace Occupation
Frederick W. Grove abt 1848 Head London City Road, London, Middlesex, Earthenware manufacturer
Hannah P. Grove abt 1847 Wife Birmingham, Warwickshire  
Harry M. Grove abt 1875 Son Fenton, Staffordshire  
Walter F. Grove abt 1877 Son Fenton, Staffordshire  
Mabel Grove abt 1879 Daughter Fenton, Staffordshire  
Dora J. Grove abt 1880 Daughter Fenton, Staffordshire  
Letty E. Harvey abt 1864 Servant Trentham, Staffordshire Nursemaid
Mary E. Nash abt 1865 Servant Abbotts Bromley, Staffordshire, Domestic servant

 

1881 census:

Temple Street, Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Name

birth year

  Birthplace Occupation
John Stark abt 1816 Head Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Earthenware manufacturer
Jessie Stark abt 1838 Wife Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, Scotland  
Sarah Turner abt 1856 Servant Newcastle, Staffordshire General Servant

 



questions/comments/contributions:  Steve Birks