Ceramic Trade Marks - E
Initials Used as Trade Marks - E

 

North Staffordshire Pottery Marks

 

Empire Porcelain Co (Ltd)

Index page for Empire Porcelain Co

 

 

Empire Porcelain Co (Ltd)

Earthenware manufacturer at the Empire Works, Stoke.

1896-1967

often the month and year of manufacture are included in marks from the 1920's to the 1950's

Mark

Description & date

printed mark  1896 - 1912

EMPIRE WORKS
E P Co
STOKE-ON-TRENT
ENGLAND

printed marks  c.1925-39

EMPIRE WARE
E P Co
STOKE-ON-TRENT
ENGLAND

 

EMPIRE WARE
E P Co
EMPIRE WORKS
STOKE-ON-TRENT
ENGLAND

often the month and year of manufacture are included in marks from the 1920's to the 1950's

printed mark  c.1928-39

variation on the mark above but without "EPCo"

this mark bears " 3 ENGLAND 30" 
stands for March 1930

printed mark  c.1928-39

variation on the mark above but with "EMPIRE WORKS" instead of "EMPIRE WARE"

this mark bears " 6 ENGLAND 28" 
stands for June 1928

 

printed mark  used in the 1930's

"IVORY WARE" was a trade name used by the Empire Porcelain Co.

"SYMPHONY" is the pattern name

 

printed mark  used in the 1930's
EMPIRE WARE
ENGLAND
printed mark  used in the 1930's
EMPIRE 
Shelton Ivory
ENGLAND
printed mark  used in the 1930's

"Shelton Ivory" (used as a trade name) appears in script writing.  

printed mark  used in the 1940's and 1950's

this mark bears "3 48" 
stands for March 1948

[may appear as an impressed mark] 

 

printed mark  used in the 1940's and 1950's

this mark bears "12 41" 
stands for December 1941

 

printed mark  used in the 1940's and 1950's

this mark bears "1 52" 
stands for January 1952

 

printed mark  used in the 1960's

"PEONY" is the pattern name

from the end of the 1950's the manufacture date was no longer used. 

printed marks used in the 1960's

from mid 1963 "Ltd" is sometimes found with the name.

 

 

 

this mark bears "2:64" 
stands for February 1964

 

 

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