Victoria Pottery Co


Location and period of operation:

Victoria Pottery Co





Manufacturer of majolica and earthenware at the Victoria Works, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • The partners were James Robinson, Edward James Leadbeater & Robert Leason.

  • Robinson and Leadbeater already operated a nearby manufactory producing parian statuary. The Victoria Pottery Co. was started to produce 'the higher class of majolica and ivory or cream-coloured earthenware' 

  • The following year, 1883, Robert Leason left the business. The Victoria Pottery Company continued to c.1889.  



Subsequently: Sandland, Bennett & Co



The London Gazette 
6 November 1883

notice that Robert Leason left the business



Boars head casserole dish 

In Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900, Jewitt states “they produced all of the usual varieties of useful and ornamental goods; the desert services, game-pie dishes and other articles were of more than average excellence.”



basket weave dish 



Sardine box

In Victorian times sardines were a popular starter course. Fish kept poorly but the new canning precesses meant that they could be preserved and a majolica sardine box was used to present the sardines at the table.

Sardine boxes are usually rectangular in shape and usually have an underplate which may be either separate or formed as part of the dish. The cover of the dish is often decorated with fish, shells or waterfowl which are arranged so as to form the finial. 


Marks used on ware for identification:


V P Co

the impressed mark consisted of the initials V P Co 
in a triangle shape with two swords to the left and right


the works of the Victoria Pottery Company 

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