William Bennett (Hanley) Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

William Bennett

Hanley

1882  

1922

William Bennett (Hanley) Ltd

Hanley

1922  

1937


Earthenware manufacturer at the Cleveland Works, Victoria Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

 



William Bennett
Victoria Road, Hanley, Staffordshire
Earthenware Manufacturer

The Pottery Gazette, January 1885 

 



Soap dish in the 'Kolo' pattern

1882-1922

 


Art Deco style mantel garniture 
by Mabel V Hodgkiss

1930's

 

dessert bowl 


 

Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

W.B.
H

the 'H' stands for Hanley 


W BENNETT
HANLEY


 

WILLIAM BENNETT
HANLEY



W Bennett
Hanley

Kolo is the pattern name

1882-1922


 


William Bennett
(Hanley) Ltd England
Mabel V Hodgkiss

Mabel V Hodgkiss was a student of the Burslem School of Art
 and was employed at William Bennett in the 1930's to design 
and  decorate in the Deco style of the factories 'rivals'. 
Taking inspiration from Myott and Clarice Cliff, 
little is known of Mabel V Hodgkiss.



William Bennett
(Hanley) Limited 
England

printed mark used c.1922+


 


Cleve Ware 
printed mark used c.1930-37

 


 


1925 map showing the Cleveland Works on Victoria Road (now called College Road)

Blue - Washington Works of Wardle & Co
Red - Cleveland Works of William Bennett
Green - Atlas Works of Gosling & Gatensbury 



the frontage of the Cleveland Works

 


the entrance gate to the Cleveland Works

 


WB   1880    WB
Cleveland - Works

Ambrose Wood - Architect      E. Gibson - Builder

 


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