Kirklands (Etruria) Ltd


Location and period of operation:

Kirklands (Etruria) Ltd



Feb 1947

(See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at the Albion Pottery, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The business of Kirkland & Co was retitled "Kirklands (Etruria) Ltd" c.1938 follow the purchase of an interest in Kirkland 
    by A.E. Gray in around 1936.  

  • A.E. Gray were a decorator of bought in 'white ware' - one of their principal suppliers was Kirkland. 

  • In 1940, during the Second World War, part of the Albion Pottery works was hit by German bombers - who would be looking to bomb the nearby Shelton Steel Works. 

  • The Albion works were closed in 1941 during the government waretime Concentration Scheme. Both Kirkland and Gray continued business from the the Middleport Pottery of Burgess & Leigh.   

  • In 1947 the company was voluntarily wound up (an administrative procedure - all the creditors were paid in full). 


Formerly: Kirkland & Co

Subsequently: Kirklands (Staffordshire) Ltd



The London Gazette, 18 February 1947


notice of the voluntary winding up of
Kirklands (Etruria) Ltd





examples of ware made by Kirklands (Etruria) Ltd 




Marks used on ware for identification:


Embassy Ware

mark used: 1938-47 

Embassy Ware

trade name used by Kirklands (Etruria) Ltd 



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