Unwin & Holmes


Location and period of operation:

Unwin & Holmes


Sept 1867

Jan 1873


Earthenware manufacturer at the Upper Hanley Works, the High Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The partners were Ralph Unwin and Charles Holmes

  • The partnership was dissolved on the 28th January 1873 -  the business then continued as Holmes, Stonier & Hollinshead 


Previously: Unwin, Holmes & Worthington 

Subsequently: Holmes, Stonier & Hollinshead 



London Gazette
31st January 1873

notice of the dissolution of the partnership
between Unwin & Holmes



hand coloured transferware plate in the Mandarin pattern  


cup and saucer in the Mandarin pattern  



dish in the Pekin pattern  




Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

U & H 


U. & H.

'MANDARIN' is the pattern name 

U. & H.

'PEKIN' is the pattern name 

Upper Hanley Works

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