Ceramic Trade Marks - W
Initials Used as Trade Marks - W

 

North Staffordshire Pottery Marks

 

Wedgwood & Co (Ltd)

 

NOTE: This firm and it's marks name & ware is often mistaken for the famous Josiah Wedgwood & Sons.

Josiah Wedgwood use the name 'WEDGWOOD' and not '& CO' or '& CO LTD'.

NOTE: The '& CO' which distinguishes these marks from those of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. 

 

Index page for Wedgwood & Co
examples of Wedgwood & Co ware

 

Wedgwood & Co (Ltd)

Manufacturer of earthenware at Tunstall c.1860-1965

Then renamed 'Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd'.

Mark

Description & date

WEDGWOOD & CO


Standard name-mark used alone or incorporated in printed marks.
Used alone - impressed.

c.1860-1900 

 


impressed example - used with printed mark of Royal Arms
Printed mark "ROYAL STONE CHINA WEDGWOOD & Co".

Impressed mark, "STONE GRANITE" "WEDGWOOD & Co."; 

Printed mark, one of several incorporating the name 'WEDGWOOD & CO' c.1860+

Sometimes with the words "TRADE MARK" - the addition of these words indicate a date after the Act of 1862

 

A revised version of the original Unicorn mark of 1860+

Note the absence of "Ld" (standing for "Limited Company" - which was added from 1900.

WEDGWOOD & CO LTD


England
Stone Ware
Wedgwood & Co Ld

'Ltd' (or 'Ld') added from about 1900

Royal Semi Porcelain
Wedgwood & Co
England

c.1890-1900 

Printed mark, c.1890-1906

Note: "Ld" was added to the marks from 1900


Imperial Porcelain
Wedgwood & Co Ld
England
Printed mark, c1906+

- with or without "Imperial Porcelain"


England
Wedgwood & Co Ld
Printed mark, c1908+

often with the name of the pattern or style included.


Wedgwood & Co Ld
England

 

Printed mark, c1908+

The Unicorn mark was registered as a trade mark in 1910 

 

Printed mark, c1925+

note: the introduction of "Estab 1835" 
It was the earlier company of Podmore, Walker & Co which was established around 1835.

Printed mark, c1925+

Printed mark, c1936+

WACOLWARE
Made in England
Printed mark, c1951+

Note: the introduction of the trade name "WACOL WARE"


WACOL
Imperial
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
Reg Trade Mark
Printed mark, c1956+

Everware
Wedgwood & Co Ltd
England
Reg Trade Mark


WACOL
Made in 
England
4 B 52

the "4 52" refers to the month & year of manufacture - in this case April 1952

the letter "B" refers to the permitted class of ware produced under the 
Wartime Concentration Scheme

 

Printed mark, c1952+

this, more modern, unicorn mark appeared with the trade names "EVERWARE" and also "WACOL" 

 


Wedgwood & Co Ltd
England
Founded in 1835
by Enoch Wedgwood

the "8-63" refers to the month & year of manufacture - in this case August 1963

Printed mark, c1952+

this style of mark was continued until the closure of the business in 1965

 

It was the earlier company of Podmore, Walker & Co which was established around 1835

Enoch Wedgwood (b.1813 d.1879) - a distant relation of Josiah Wedgwood I, became a partner in the firm of Podmore, Walker & Co


Royal
Tunstall
Staffordshire
Founded in 1835 
Printed mark, c1957+

with the trade name: "ROYAL TUNSTALL"

 

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