A G Richardson and Co Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

A G Richardson and Co Ltd

Tunstall &
Cobridge

1915  

1974

 (See sources)

A G Richardson & Co Ltd, earthenware manufacturers in Tunstall, then Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent.

  • The business was founded in 1915 by Albert G. Richardson at the Gordon Pottery, Tunstall (1915-c.1942)

  • In 1921 the first notable landmark in their progress was the introduction of aerographed, plain coloured tea wares, from which they went on to develop a high class trade in dinner and other table wares of the same type. 

  • The business was sucessful and in 1934 the Britannia Pottery, Cobridge was aquired - At the time it was considered a model factory. Circular in plan, all departments being on one floor, except the moulding shop, a maximum of production with a minimum of effort was achieved.

  • By 1956 Crown Ducal wares include also breakfast, coffee, morning and dessert sets, as well as a range of 'fancies'.

  • In 1974 the business was sold to Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd and was subsequently closed. 

NOTE: There was also an Albert G Richardson at the Regal Pottery in Cobridge from 1920-21.

 

see 1956 article on A G Richardson & Co Ltd

 

 

Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

A G R

(note: these initials were also used by Albert G Richardson of the Regal Pottery, Cobridge)

 


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