Powell, Bishop & Stonier






 

Location and period of operation:

Powell, Bishop & Stonier

Hanley

1878

1891

 

China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Stafford Street Works and the Church Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Powell, Bishop and Stonier were successors of a number of companies firstly established in 1851. 

  • The partners Edwin Powell and Frederick Bishop died in 1890 and 1891 and a new partnership was formed between James Watson Bishop and John Stonier to form Bishop & Stonier.

 

Formerly: Powell & Bishop  

Subsequently: Bishop & Stonier  

 


Examples of Powell, Bishop & Stonier ware:

 


Jug in the 'Neptune' pattern 


P B & S
Oriental Ivory

Neptune is the pattern name

the registration number 83171 shows that 
the pattern was first registered in 1887

 


 


plate in the Perceval Pattern

"A printed/painted and moulded design, the centre a bunch of flowers, the border with trailing blossom runners, the rim with shell and scroll moulding"


BISTO
ENGLAND

Perceval is the pattern name

the registration number 83171 shows that the pattern was first registered on 28th July 1890

photos courtesy: Shirley Gibson

 


 

 

Powell, Bishop & Stonier ware in aesthetic style patterns  

 

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

P B & S

 

ORIENTAL IVORY
[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

 


 


Dover
P B & S

 


Honfleur
P B & S

the registration number 7999 dates to 1884


Conway
P B & S

the registration diamond gives 
the date 6 December 1880


Paragon
P B & S

the registration diamond gives 
the date 6 December 1880

 


Simosa
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

"DOVER" "HONFLEUR"
"PARAGON" "CONWAY"
"SIMOSA"
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' 

 



- click for information on the Stafford Street Works


Questions, comments, contributions? email: Steve Birks