C & W K Harvey


Location and period of operation:

C & W K Harvey





Earthenware, ironstone & China manufacturers at the Stafford Street Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Charles & William Kenwright Harvey were sons of Charles Harvey of the original firm founded in 1822. 

  • The brothers Charles & William introduced the manufacture of china as well as earthenware. The manufacturered 'large excellent, gold luster ware'.

  • As well as the Stafford Street Works the brothers occupied works in Church Street, Charles Street and Chancery Lane. 

  • In the latter years they 'devoted themselves to printed goods and white granite-ware, chiefly for the North and South American Continental markets'. 

  • The father (Charles Harvey) and two brothers (Charles junior and William K Harvey) were also in business as 'Bankers & Merchants' - Charles Harvey junior retired from this business in 1856. 

  • William Kenwright Harvey was later in business as a Flint Grinder, trading as Charles Harvey & Son, he was bankrupt in 1866. 


Formerly: Hulme & Hawley

Subsequently: Holland & Green



The London Gazette 
14 October 1856

notice that Charles Harvey the younger retired from
the family busness of 'Bankers & Merchants' 

The London Gazette
21 August 1866

notice of bankruptcy of William Kenwright Harvey, 
Flint Grinder, trading as Charles Harvey & Son



White Ironstone Jug in the Florentine Pattern

photo: Pat Mion 


large soup tureen - C & WK Harvey 



blue transferware dinner plate in the Ailanthus pattern 

dinner plate, lavender transferware then hand coloured 
in the Ailanthus pattern 

Ailanthus is from the Indonesian - 'tree of the gods' or 'tree of heaven'

the pattern was also produced by the subsequent company Holland & Green




White Ironestone China tea pot in the Classic Gothic Shape

a number of manufacturers, including C& WK Harvey made this pattern 


Initials & Marks used on ware for identification:

used as an impressed mark

C & K W H



used as an printed marks


C & W.K. H

AILANTHUS is the pattern name



C & W.K. H

printed mark of a palm tree and the pattern name 'Ailanthus'
with an impressed mark:
- walking lion -

the palm tree is used on several marks



- walking lion -


C & W.K. Harvey

FLORENTINE is the pattern name

the registration diamond shows that this pattern 
was registered on the 16th July 1850



Real Ironestone China
C & W.K. Harvey

mark incorporating the Royal Arms 


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