Powell, Bishop & Stonier


Location and period of operation:

Powell, Bishop & Stonier




 (See sources)

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


Formerly: Powell & Bishop  

Subsequently: Bishop & Stonier  



Initials used on ware for identification:

P B & S


[trade name]


This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships including Powell, Bishop & Stonier.

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



P B & S


P B & S

the registration number 7999 dates to 1884

P B & S

the registration diamond gives 
the date 6 December 1880

P B & S

the registration diamond gives 
the date 6 December 1880


P B & S

the registration number 27585 dates to 1885


Examples of printed marks with the initials "P B & S"
the registered number mark sometimes appears

are the pattern names

This trade mark was registered in 1880
and was often used with the initials B P & S
It was also used by Bishop & Stonier after 1891


Example of the printed trade mark with
the P B & S initials.
Alongside is an impressed "Caduceus" mark

Marks with the trade name: 'Oriental Ivory' 


examples of Powell, Bishop & Stonier ware:-


Jug in the 'Neptune' pattern 


 'Oriental Ivory' 
P B & S

the registration number: 83171 dates from 1887





- click picture for information on the Stafford Street Works - 

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