Ceramic Trade Marks - D
Initials Used as Trade Marks - D


North Staffordshire Pottery Marks


Dunn Bennett & Co (Ltd)

Index for Dunn Bennett

Examples of Dunn Bennett Ware


Dunn Bennett & Co (Ltd)
c.1875  - 1983

Manufacturer of  earthenwares at Hanley (1875-87) and then Burslem

1968 became part of the Royal Doulton Group.


Description & date

D B & CO Initials found on printed marks of differing designs. c.1875-1907

marks with D B & Co and without a Beehive or BURSLEM are from the time at the Boothen Works in Hanley (1878-87) 


Early marks from 1886 (when Dunn Bennett moved to the Hill Works) onwards show a beehive 

(previous occupiers of the Hill Works also incorporated a bee or beehive in their marks)

The bee or beehive was a symbol of industry and cooperation


Dunn Bennett & Co
mark c.1891-1907
1886 was when Dunn Bennett moved to the Hill Works in Burslem
"ENGLAND" was added 1891 onwards 

Most marks after 1907 have "& Co Ltd"

Printed mark, 1887-1937 - 

the Crown mark was introduced at the Royal Victoria Pottery.

with LTD is post 1907

Printed mark, 1937 - 

1937 was when Dunn Bennett moved to the Dalehall Works. 
The crown mark was continued from the Royal Victoria Pottery 

Printed mark on Ironstone Wares, 1955 -

later mark, 1968 onwards - note the reference to the Royal Doulton group.



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