Confused about Wedgwood?






 

As well as the famous Josiah Wedgwood several other potters used the name WEDGWOOD (or similar names) on their ware - either because their name was Wedgwood, or because they copied the name and/or ware in order to boost their own sales.

In 1848 Francis Wedgwood (son of Josiah Wedgwood II) who was one of the owners of the Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Etruria works took out an injunction against William Smith & Co to prevent them using the Wedgwood mark.   

No true Wedgwood ware used a middle 'E' as 'WEDGEWOOD' or used '& CO.' or an initial 'J'

  see: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

 


Companies with the name Wedgwood: (click the company name for more)

Company Location Started  Finished 
Ralph Wedgwood Burslem
Ferrybridge, Yorkshire
c.1785
c.1796
1796
1801

Josiah Wedgwood (& Sons Ltd.)

Burslem
Etruria
Barlaston

1759  
1769
1940

1772
1950
present

Wedgwood & Co. (Ltd.) Tunstall 1860 1965
Enoch Wedgewood (Tunstall) Ltd Tunstall 1965 1980

 


Companies who used the name "Wedgwood" - or something similar: 
(click the company name for more)

 

Company Location Started  Finished 
Ferrybridge Pottery Nr. Pontefract, Yorkshire 1792 present
Podmore, Walker & Co. Tunstall c.1834 1859
William Smith & Co.  Stockton-on-Tees, Yorkshire c.1825 1855
John Wedge  Wood Burslem
Tunstall
1841
1845
1844
1860

 


(click the company name for more)

name on ware Company who used mark
WEDGEWOOD
 William Smith & Co
WEDG WOOD
WEDG-WOOD
WEDG.WOOD
 John Wedge  Wood
WEDGWOOD  Podmore, Walker & Co.
 Josiah Wedgwood (& Sons) Ltd.
 Ralph Wedgwood (& Co.)
WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY

WEDGWOOD & SONS

 Josiah Wedgwood (& Sons) Ltd.
WEDGWOOD & CO  Ferrybridge Pottery
 Podmore, Walker & Co.
 Wedgwood & Co. (Ltd.)
 Ralph Wedgwood (& Co.)
WEDGWOOD & CO LTD  Wedgwood & Co. (Ltd.)
J WEDGWOOD  John Wedge  Wood
ENOCH WEDGWOOD (TUNSTALL) LTD  Enoch Wedgwood

 


  
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