F Morley & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

Francis Morley (& Co)

Shelton

1845

1858

 (See sources)

Previously: Ridgway & Morley

Subsequently: Morley & Ashworth

 


London Gazette, 3 June 1853

 

notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
Francis Morley and Samuel Asbury
 

 


 

Selected by the Committee for the Staffordshire Potteries 
to exhibit at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855

 


 

Initials & Marks used on ware for identification:

 

F M

F M & Co

F MORLEY & Co

ROYAL STONE CHINA



Plate for the Engineeers Mess 
transfer ware plate - recovered in Feb 2016 by Graham Lockett whilst diving in Portland harbour, Dorset
the plate was part of a Royal Navy ships galley - the harbour was used by the RN for many years

 


F.M. & Co
Shelton
VISTA

Vista is the pattern name


 


PAXTON 
F.M. & Co

PAXTON is the pattern name
it was available in mono-chrome (grey or blue)
poly-chrome (with a small amount of colour decoration)
or full colour

 


PAXTON pattern in blue mono-chrome (also produced in grey)
this would have been the cheapest style as it just had a transfer print in one colour

 


PAXTON pattern in full colour 
this would have been the dearest style 
it had a transfer print applied and then was fully hand painted
including guilding

 


PAXTON pattern in poly-chrome 
it had a transfer print applied and then selected areas hand painted
without any guilding

 


PAXTON pattern teapot in poly-chrome 


 

EARLY TRANSFERWARE TEAPOT. PATTERN IS VERMICELLI
EARLY TRANSFERWARE TEAPOT. 
PATTERN IS VERMICELLI (see mark below)

VERMICELLI  F.M. & Co
VERMICELLI  F.M. & Co


Sydenham  F.M. & Co
Sydenham  F.M. & Co



Bijou  F.M. & Co



AMERICA
F M & Co 


Royal Stone China
Royal Stone China
F. Morley & Co
Shelton


- Broad Street Works - dates and description of working conditions -


- details of the Broad Street Works


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