Ceramic Trade Marks - J
Initials Used as Trade Marks - J

 

North Staffordshire Pottery Marks

 

George Jones (& Sons)

 

Index page for George Jones

examples of George Jones ware

 

George Jones (& Sons)

Manufacturers of decorative earthenware and majolica-style wares
c.1861-1951

From 1872 porcelain was also produced.

"& Sons" added 1873
"England" added from 1891
"Crescent China" appears on some marks from 1893

By 1896 George Jones was a  Limited company "George Jones & Sons Ltd" - however the "Ltd" does not seem to appear on the wear.

on the use of "ENGLAND" and "MADE IN ENGLAND"

Mark

Description & date


GJ1
molded mark from a majolica dog dish.

c.1861-1873

Mark courtesy of R.K.Henrywood "Staffordshire Potteries 1781-1900"

 


GJ2
The monogram only (i.e. without the crescent) used c.1861-72/3 when the company was "George Jones" (without the "& SONS"

GJ3


GJ4
Early George Jones marks. c.1861-1873

Some marks incorporate "Stoke-upon-Trent" and / or "Stone China"

on the use of the Royal Arms

 


GJ5
Royal Patent Ironstone

an early George Jones & Sons mark (post 1873) bearing the Royal Coat of Arms.

probably dated c.1873-1907

Note the use of "ENGLAND" which generally indicated a date post 1891 - although some manufacturers ENGLAND before this date.


GJ6
BRIAR is the pattern name. 

Note the introduction of the crescent shape but without the word "CRESCENT"

Printed mark on base and diamond registration mark for 16th September 1881 therefore this mark was after that date.

See note above regarding the use of "ENGLAND"

 


GJ7
diamond registration mark for 1883 therefore this mark was after that date.

 

 

Mark courtesy of R.K.Henrywood "Staffordshire Potteries 1781-1900"


GJ8


GJ9

c.1901-1921

The ABBEY pattern was manufactured by GEORGE JONES AND SONS beginning in 1901. This pattern was originally known as ABBEY WREATH and had been produced by WILLIAM ADAMS in the 1840s. GEORGE JONES bought many of the ADAMS patterns in 1861.


GJ10
post 1891 and pre 1921

Mark found on an eight sided plate - plate was made for & sold by Marshall Field & Co. Chicago.

Likely to have been produced by Geo Jones & Sons 


GJ11
post 1891 and pre 1921

GJ12
Example of printed or impressed mark c.1874-1924
"& Sons" added from 1873

GJ13


GJ14


GJ15


GJ16

c.1891-1920

 

In about 1907 the Trent Pottery was renamed the Crescent Pottery 

After 1924 most of the ware bore the name "CRESCENT" - some ware had the name CRESCENT as early as 1893.

However the marks on the left are probably pre 1921 as they have "ENGLAND" and not "MADE IN ENGLAND"


GJ17


GJ18

post 1920 marks

With the use of "MADE IN ENGLAND" 

 

the bottom mark has both "MADE IN ENGLAND" and "GREAT BRITAIN" 

NOTE: the "GJ??" below the marks has no significance - it is just a convenient
was of referring to the markings

 

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