Powell & Bishop






 

Location and period of operation:

Powell & Bishop

Hanley

1867

1878

 

China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Stafford Street Works and the Church Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Founded in 1851 as Livesley, Powell & Co. In 1860 Mr. Livesley left the business which was renamed Powell & Bishop in 1867. 

  • Mr. Frederic Bishop and Mr. James Watson Bishop were the partners. 

 

Formerly: Livesley Powell & Co [1851-1866]

Subsequently: Powell, Bishop & Stonier [1878-1891]

 


Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

P & B

BEST
P & B

POWELL & BISHOP


 

This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 and often appeared with the initials P&B below it - the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships.

Caduceus: A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes (Greek God) it is a symbol of commerce.

- see Wikipedia article on the Caduceus


trade marks of Bishop & Stonier
- the marks were continued by subsequent partnerships -

  ELSIE is the name of the pattern




Ironstone China
Powell & Bishop

Ironstone China
Powell & Bishop
England

 

Typical printed marks used by Powell & Bishop [1867-1878] the mark with the addition of "ENGLAND" is unusual as it uses the country of origin before it became mandatory for export to the US in 1891

 


 


Ironstone China
Powell & Bishop
Hanley
Staffordshire
 


mark incorporating the Royal Arms
on Royal Arms


 


Plate by Powell & Bishop in the ELSIE pattern

 


 

examples of Powell & Bishop Ironstone ware:-

   

 

   

 



- click for information on the Stafford Street Works


Questions, comments, contributions? email: Steve Birks