Robinson & Leadbeater (Ltd)


Location and period of operation:

Robinson & Leadbeater (Ltd)




  (See sources)

Parian and Porcelain Manufacturers and Modellers. In 1881Employing 28 Men 10 Women 9 Children (Potter)

In 1865 Robinson and Leadbeater purchased the Glebe Street Works from an Italian modeller named Giovanni Meli. 
In 1870 they purchased the Wharf Street Works from Leveson Hill.

The partners were Edward James Leadbeater (b.1837 d.1911), who served his apprenticeship at Thomas Worthington's factory, Hanley, and James Robinson.
The firm turned out a vast amount of decorative parian ware of good quality, including portrait busts, figures, etc. 

Subsequently:  J.A. Robinson & Sons Ltd (to 1924) (Who took over Wardle & Co)
In 1924 subsequently J.A. Robinson & Sons Ltd were taken over by Cauldon Potteries Ltd. 

1893 account of Robinson & Leadbeater


Robinson & Leadbeater

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880





Initials used on ware for identification:

R & L

Royal Ivory Porcelain

Victorian Porcelain

NOTE: "Ltd" was added after 1905


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The front part of the plinth has a signature ' C. H. Spurgeon' 
on the rear are the following inscriptions:-

Published by the
Rev. G.Dunnett.
Manfrd. by 

Stoke on Trent. 

On the plinth it has : 

J. A. ACTON Facet 1878


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last updated: 31/12/2002