English Ironstone Pottery Ltd


Location and period of operation:

English Ironstone Pottery Ltd




(See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at the Washington Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

  • In 1970 the Washington Pottery company became English Ironstone Pottery Ltd. 


Formerly: Washinton Pottery

Subsequently: English Ironstone Tableware Ltd


English Ironstone Pottery

The Willow Pattern was first engraved by Thomas Minton in 1780 - for a century and a half the "Willow Pattern" became a stock-pattern of dozens of Stoke-on-Trent pottery manufacturers, and although at times its popularity has waned, it eventually returned to favour as a contrast to the contemporary ware developing from the 1950's onwards. 



Nevada pattern



one of the 'Beefeater' patterns

The previous company Washington Pottery introduced this shape and pattern style
it was continued by English Ironstone Pottery and the subsequent
English Ironstone Tableware Ltd

Marks used on ware for identification:

Old Willow
English Ironstone Pottery
College Road. Shelton


(Steak and Grill Set)
English Ironstone Pottery Ltd
College Road   Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire    England 

Dickens Series
English Ironstone Pottery Ltd
Staffordshire    England 

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Questions / comments / contributions?  Steve Birks