Mellor, Taylor & Co


Location and period of operation:

Mellor, Taylor & Co




 (See sources)

Earthenware manufacturers at the Top Bridge Works (Longport) from c.1882-3 and the Cleveland Works from c.1884-1904, Burslem. Hard durable granite or ironstone china was made for the American market. Goods were also made, to some extent, for the home trade.

It appears that Mellor, Taylor & Co shared the Top Bridge Works with Davenports - it was not at all uncommon for potters to share or rent part of a works. 

Note that although Godden records Mellor, Taylor & Co as occupying the Cleveland Works from c.1884, Jewitt states that they succeeded Thomas Hughes at the Waterloo Works (Cobridge, Burslem) in 1883. 

Kelly & Keates trade directories records them at Bournes Bank (Burslem) between 1880 and 1884; and from 1887 to 1900 at Waterloo Road (Burslem) 

Octagonal shaped tureen with lid by Mellor, Taylor & Co. England in the Chelsea pattern. Raised fleur-de-lis  pattern on either side of all handles. This tureen measures approximately 9 3/4" from handle to handle X 7 1/2" wide X 3 1/8" tall.


Initials used on ware for identification:



Printed or impressed mark
incorporating the Royal Arms
on Royal Arms

Printed or impressed mark


Printed or impressed marks
Using the exact replica of shield, crown and wreath
from the obverse of the Queen Victoria
half-crown coin
(as shown below)


email: Steve Birks

updated: 6 Sept 2004