Pinder, Bourne & Hope 


Location and period of operation:

Pinder, Bourne & Hope



Jan 1862

Earthenware manufacturer at Fountain Place (c.1851-1860) and then at Nile Street (1860 to Jan 1862), Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent


Previously: Thomas Pinder (c1848-1851)

Subsequently:     Pinder, Bourne & Co (Jan 1862 to 1882) and 

                         Hope & Carter (Jan 1862 to 1880)



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



London Gazette, January 14, 1862

notice of the dissolution of the partnership of Pinder, Bourne and Hope on the 13th January 1862

Thomas Pinder and Joseph Harvey Bourne continued at the Nile Street Works as Pinder, Bourne & Co

John Hope was joined in partnership with John Carter and they continued at the Fountain Place Works as Hope & Carter




Plate by Pinder, Bourne & Hope in the Dresden pattern
platter by Pinder, Bourne & Hope in the Dresden pattern - polychrome


plate in the Dresden pattern - blue monochrome



plate in the Venice pattern 



pink & white transferware bowl depicting the Crystal Palace built for the 1851 Great Exhibition
the border depicts symbols for industry, engineering, and music.
The Crystal Palace was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Held in Hyde Park, London. This was planned as the first international event of its kind to exhibit the 'Works of Industry of all Nations'

Wikipedia article of the Great Exhibition

Crystal Palace
P.B. & H

Ware with an engraving of the Cystal Palace was also made by the North Staffordshire potter T Godwin and the Glasgow potters J. & M. P. Bell and Robert Cochran & Co.


photos courtesy:  Donatella Vinotti

Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

P. B. & H.





P B & H

P B & H

Typical marks  of
Pinder, Bourne & Hope

'DRESDEN' and 'Venice' are pattern names

P B & H

'SCROLL' is the pattern name

P.B. & H.

mark on Pinder, Bourne & Hope ware produced for the American Market


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