Hewitt and Leadbeater

Hewitt Brothers






 

Location and period of operation:

Hewitt & Leadbeater

Longton

1907

1919

 

Hewitt Brothers

Longton

1919

c.1926

(See sources)

China and Parian manufacturers at the Willow Pottery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The company was founded c.1907 by brothers-in-law Authur Hewitt and Edwin Leadbeater.

  • Edwin Leadbeater left the partnership in 1919 and the business continued as Hewitt Brothers under the control of Arthur Hewitt's sons Arthur Edward Hewitt and Joseph Hewitt.

  • Hewitt & Leadbeater and Hewitt Brothers were important manufacturers of crested china miniatures. 

  • The business was aquired by H.T. Robinson about 1926 who founded a new company Willow Potteries Ltd operating under Cauldon Potteries Ltd.

  • The new company continued to use the name "Willow", the willow trade mark and moulds. Willow Potteries was run in association with Robinsons other crested china businesses: Arkinstall and Goss


 

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


 


1927 photo of Daisy Bank marl hole and the surrounding pottery factories
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purple line = Willow Street

light blue oval = Willow Pottery of Hewitt & Leadbeater

 

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:


Willow Art
China
Longton 


Willow Art
China
Longton
Made in England


Willow 
Stoke-on-Trent
Made in England



Hewitt and Leadbeater Parian Ware Bust of Beethoven

 


impressed mark H L 



model of Shakespeare's House

 


cup for Ipswich Technical College 

 


WILLOW ART (Hewitt & Leadbeater) 
Cardinal Wolsey (Hampton Court) Crested China Cheese Dish 

 


Water Jug with pictures of a fighting cockerel 

‘He who fights and runs away, Lives to fight another day.’


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