Old Hall Earthenware Co Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Old Hall Earthenware Co Ltd

Hanley

March 1861

July 1886

 

Manufacturer of  earthenware, china, stoneware and parian manufacturers at the Old Hall Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

  • The Old Hall Works was operated from 1790 by the Meigh family. 

  • In March 1861 Charles Meigh jnr. transfered the business to a limited liability company called the Old Hall earthenware Company Ltd. This was the first limited liability company in the Staffordshire Potteries.

 

Previously: Charles Meigh & Son


Subsequently: Old Hall Porcelain Works Ltd

 


 


modelled  portrait of Prince Albert on a blue back ground titled PRINCE CONSORT 


reverse bears the Royal Coat of Arms and is impressed 
BORN AUGUST 26th 1819 Died DEC 14th 1861

parian ware commemorative jug to mark the death of Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
some version were all white parian or stoneware 

  


Moulded diamond registration mark which shows that 
the design was registered on 9th April 1862 

also impressed OHECL for Old Hall Earthenware Co. Ltd

 


 


Vase with painted floral decoration, in imitation of cloisonne, and gilt figure handles

printed mark to base - OLD HALL 1790

c. 1884-86

The design is attributed to Christopher Dresser who supplied a series of dinner plate, jugs and vase designs to Old Hall.

This vase is one of a series of designs for vases which incorporate eccentric figures as handles on an otherwise fairly conventionally designed vase.

 


 

 
the MADRAS transferware pattern was produced in brown, blue and black  

 

      
all these marks appear on MADRAS ware
sometimes without the pattern name and sometimes without OLD HALL 

  




painted and gilded  transferware jug

 


 

 

Marks used on ware for identification:

O H E C

O H E C (L)

O H E C L

OLD HALL
E'WARE Co (L)


 

IMPERIAL PARISIAN
GRANITE
a number of companies used this name on stoneware - there was nothing French 
about the ware - it was used becasue 'Parisian' sounded more sophisticated 

 

INDIAN STONE CHINA

 

OPAQUE PORCELAIN


   
printed and impressed marks
1861-86

 


 


OLD HALL
E'WARE Co (L)
England
 

c. 1861-84 



OLD HALL
1790 


printed mark which was registered as a trade mark
in 1884 and used from this date onwards
- this mark was continued to be used
by the Old Hall Porcelain Works Ltd

 


 


Old Hall Works

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