William Hackwood






 

Location and period of operation:

William Hackwood

Hanley

November 1827 

1843

 

Earthenware and Jasper ware manufacturers at Eastwood, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • William Hackwood had started a manufacturing partnership in 1807. In November 1827 this partnership was dissolved and William Hackwood continued on his own account.

  • In 1840 Hackwood's factory was one of 173 pottery works visited by Dr. Samuel Scriven to collect evidence to be presented to the House of Commons' Commissioners to aid their report into working conditions in English factories & mills. - read Scriven's interviews at Hackwood's factory.

  • John Ward noted that "William Hackwood occupies a pot-work in Hanley, near the Caldon Canal"; History of the Borough of Stoke-upon-Trent 1843   

Previously: Hackwood & Co

Subsequently: William Hackwood & Son

 


 

Summary of the operations of the Hackwood family: 

Operator

Works location

operation date

Hackwood & Co
(also known as Hackwood, Dimmock & Co)

Eastwood, Hanley

1807-27 

William Hackwood

Eastwood, Hanley 

1827-43

William Hackwood & Son

New Hall, Shelton

1842-49

Thomas Hackwood

New Hall, Shelton

1849-56

 


 


William Hackwood
"Potter of Hanley, 1774-1849"

courtesy: R. K. Henrywood 
Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900|

NOTE: This is not the same William Hackwood  
who was a modeller at Josiah Wedgwood's Etruria works

 


The London Gazette
4th September 1829
 


Notice of the dissolution of the previous partnership
of Hackwood, Dimmock & Co

William Hackwood jnr continued on his own account 

 


 


reticulated platter in The Repast pattern

Arabian Sketches 
The Repast
W H 

 


 


platter in the Arabs Watering pattern

there are some twelve known scenes in the Arabian Sketches series, including...
Arabs Halting, Arabs Watering, Arab Family, Arabs, The Alarm, The March, The Repast and The Sentinel

 


 


transfer ware plate in the Arabs Halting pattern

A romantic scene with prominent figures on horseback with stylised buildings and trees in the background. "The central scenes appear within a border which features scenic vignettes separated by linked foliate-scroll floral cartouches, with an inner band of radiating leafy fronds"

See R. K Henrywood notes on the Arabian Sketches series


Arabian Sketches
 Arab's Halting
W H

 

 

 

 


 


handleless cups with saucers in a light blue branches and leaves pattern

Hackwood

 




 
Hackwood miniature toy dinner service in the Institution pattern (monastery on the hill)

impressed mark HACKWOOD 

for scale - the plates are 3.5in (9cm) diameter

 


 

 


bowl in the Maritime pattern

W. H.
No. 37
Maritime

- see R. K. Henrywood notes on numbered transferware patterns of the Hackwood firms

photos courtesy: Noel Fowles 

 


 


Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

 

 

HACKWOOD

W. H.

 


Hackwood

impressed mark

 



   

typical printed marks with the initials W. H.

 


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