Powell & Bishop






 

Location and period of operation:

Powell & Bishop

Hanley

1867

1878

 (See sources)

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

Formerly: Livesley Powell & Co [1851-1866]
Subsequently: Powell, Bishop & Stonier [1878-1891]

 

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) and used as the symbol of the medical profession.

 

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


Powell & Bishop mark using
the Royal Arms
on Royal Arms


 

examples of Powell & Bishop Ironstone ware:-

 


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questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks

updated: Sept 2005