Lancaster & Sons (Ltd)
Lancaster & Sons (Hanley) Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Lancaster & Sons (Ltd)

Hanley

July 1899

1944

 (See sources)

Manufacture of earthenware at the Dresden works, Tinkersclough, in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

  • Formerly Lancaster & Barker - the partners were Frederick John Lancaster, Emily Lancaster and Edward John Barker.

  • When the partnership of Lancaster & Barker was dissolved in July 1899 the business was continued by Frederick John Lancaster.

  • '& Sons' was added to the company mark in 1906.

  • At some time was renamed to Lancaster & Sons (Hanley) Ltd. 

  • Later the partners were Edwin Lancaster and Mr T H Sandland as a co-director. 

 

Formerly: Lancaster & Barker

Subsequently: Lancaster and Sandland Ltd

 

 


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Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

L S

early marks from 1900-6
had the printed initials L S

 

L & Sons Ltd
marks 1906+ included "& Sons" or "& S"
from 1906 most marks included "Ltd" 

 

Royall & Lanson 
was a trade name used 
from 1930 onwards 

 


 

L & SONS LTD
MADE IN ENGLAND
L & SONS LTD
HANLEY
ENG

marks used 1920+ 



Royall & Lansan
trade mark used 1930+

source: Geoffrey Godden British Pottery & Porcelain Marks 


 

Biscuit barrel by Lancaster & Sons
Biscuit barrel by Lancaster & Sons

 


 

small Lancaster & Sons vase - decoration based on the Willow Patter
small Lancaster & Sons vase - decoration based on the Willow Pattern
picture: Chris Commerford

 

detail of the Willow Pattern
detail of the Willow Pattern


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