Moore & Co


Location and period of operation:

Moore & Co





Earthenware and Majolica manufacturers at the Old Foley Pottery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The partners were Thomas Cartlich Moore, Thomas Bickley, Robert Leason and Rosellia Taylor.

  • Thomas Bickley retired in November 1889 and the company became Moore, Leason & Co


Subsequently: Moore, Leason & Co. 

The London Gazette
December 24 1889

notice of the retirement of Thomas Bickely 




Moore & Co
Old Foley Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire
Manufacturers of Plain and Ornamental Earthenware

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880



Moore & Co
Old Foley Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire

Manufacturers of every description of Earthenware
in White, Ivory and Celadon Bodies, in Printed, Enamelled and Crown Derby Finish
Choice Shapes and Elegant Patterns Registered

Artistic Pottery
in Rich and Chaste Styles of Finish in Ivory, Vellum, Crimson,
Oriental Yellow and Turquoise Bodies.

in every variety of Articles and Styles

of superior quality and finish

Sole Makers & Inventors of the New Foleyian Ware

 The Pottery Gazette,  January 1885



salad bowl with lobster moulded handles

the shape was registered in 22 April 1885
- the registration entry identifies the company as being
 Moore & Co based at the Old Foley Pottery, Longton



platter in the Wimbledon pattern 

photos courtesy: Lainda Dalrymple



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

NOTE: There was another company called Moore & Co of Hanley (1898-1903) 
and used a mark with the same initials. 

However registration numbers demonstrate that the shield and the bow mark are certainly those of Moore & Co of Fenton.

Mintons also used these initials (usually in script format)  


M & Co




Moore & Co.

The registration number 25584 gives the date of 
pattern registration as 22 April 1885 

the entry consists of:

" Salad bowl - Shape
Moore & Co
Longton, Old Foley Pottery
A salad bowl with lobster moulded handles"



M & Co.

this bow mark continued to be used
 by the successor: Moore, Leason & Co  


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