William Lowe






 


Location and period of operation:

William Lowe

Longton

1874

1931

 (See sources)

Earthenware, Egyptian Black and China manufacturer at the Sydney Works (High Street & Sutherland Road), Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

 

Previously: "Tams & Lowe" who split up in 1874 and became William Lowe  and John Tams as two separate companies.

 


William Lowe
(late Tams and Lowe)
Sydney Works, High Street and Sutherland Road, Longton

 The Pottery Gazette,  April 1st 1880


 

 


Advertisement from 1875 Keates trade directory


Advertisement from 1882 Keates trade directory

courtesy of R.K.Henrywood - Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900

 



Pair of vases and plant pot by William Lowe
the mark is 'Royal Sydney Ware'  

 

typical William Lowe cup & saucer
typical William Lowe cup & saucer

 


William Lowe cup & saucer of the "EMBLEM" pattern



1937 to 1897
To commemorate the 60 years reign
of her majesty
Queen Victoria
June 20th 1897 

 


Made in England
W. L.
RdNr 290284
L  

the registration number gives
a date of 1896 for the pattern registration 

 


 

Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

Most marks occur with W L L and a crown

the second "L" stands for LONGTON which is the name 
of the town where the factory was located



W LOWE
LONGTON


COURT CHINA
[crown mark]
W L
L

c.1912+


ROYAL SYDNEY WARE

c.1915+




printed or impressed mark
- this mark sometimes appears without the crown mark - 

1874-1912


 


PHEASANT
China and Earthenware Manufacturer
Sydney Works
WL
Longton

'PHEASANT'is the pattern name

pre-1912 

 


 

c.1912+

 

Court China
Court China
this mark is usually with the
initials W L L

"EMBLEM" is the pattern name

the registered number shown: 618630 dates from 1913


 


Court China
W.L.
L.
made in England
'KIANG' is the pattern name

c.1912+



Royal Sydney Ware
W.LOWE
L.

c.1915+

 



Court China
W L
L
made in England

c.1928-30

 



 

 NOTE:
This mark is not William Lowe 
it is not old or English or French



mark with script letters "WL"
and date 1895
surrounded by laurel leaves and crown above
it it the mark of modern ware by Wong Lee

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