Shore and Coggins Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Shore and Coggins Ltd

Longton

1910

1966

(See sources)  

Shore & Coggins Limited produced china ware in their Edensor Works, New Street and the High Street Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

  • The firm dates back to 1887 when it was known as J. Shore & Co

  • In 1905 a new partnership was formed with Shore, Coggins & Holt, this partnership survived 5 years until 1910 when John William Holt left and Shore & Coggins Limited was formed.

  • In 1918 William Coggins dies and John Shore (the founder) sold the business to Thomas C Wild & Sons. (who were aquirinf a number of other pottery businesses). 

  • The Wild group expanded the business and intriduced the 'Bell China' trade name.

  • 'Queen Anne' and 'Princess Anne' trade names were introduced after the Second World War.

  •  In 1966 there was reorganisation of the Wild subsidiary companies (now under the control of Allied English Potteries) which included the closure of the works of Chapmans (Longton) Ltd and Shore & Coggins Ltd.

 

Previously: Shore, Coggins & Holt

 



early Shore & Coggins sweet dish 
bearing the mark -
S&C
L

 


Set of Shore & Coggins Bell China

 


Cup & Saucer - Shore & Coggins Bell China "ETNA" pattern

 


 

Trade Names:

Shore & Coggins also traded under the Bell China name, this range pre-dates the Queen Anne, but was produced until the close of the works in 1966.

ENGLISH BELL CHINA

SUPERIOR ENGLISH BELL CHINA

BELL CHINA

 

Most of the Queen Anne production dates from around the late 1940's -to the close of the works . Princes Anne was also used c.1959 onwards


Queen Anne - Country Gardens

 


 

Initials & Marks used on ware for identification:

S & C

 

S & C
L
the "L" stands for
the town of Longton

 


early mark S & C  L
c.1911 - 22

 


early mark - based on the Shore, Coggins & Holt style
"ETNA" is the pattern name

c.1911 - 22


marks used under the Bell China trade name:


English Bell China
Shore & Coggins
England 

c.1911+
 

S & C
England 

c.1922+

Superior
English Bell China
S & C
England 

c.1930+

'MIKADO' is the pattern name


Superior
English Bell China
Shore & Coggins
Longton 

c.1930+

sometimes this style of mark as 'ENGLAND" in place of 'LONGTON'


c.1936-66

 

  • The 'Bell China' trade name was used from c.1911 until the closure of the Edensor Works in 1966. 

  • The name or initials of Shore & Coggins do not appear on the marks after the mid 1930's

 


 

marks used under the Queen Anne trade name:

the name or initials of Shore & Coggins do not appear Queen Anne marks 

 


c.1949+
 

c.1950+
 

c.1959+

c.1959+

the works also used the trade name:
Princess Anne China 

c.1959+

 

  • The 'Queen Anne' trade name introduced around 1950 was used until the closure of the Edensor Works in 1966. 

  • The trade name was retained by Allied English Potteries Ltd and was used by Ridgway Potteries and was still in use by Royal Doulton in 1981. 

 


Queen Anne
Ridgway

Ridgway Potteries were in the 
same group as Shore & Coggins
and they also used the trade name
'QUEEN ANNE'

 



the Edensor Works

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