Old Hall Porcelain Works Ltd


Location and period of operation:

Old Hall Porcelain Works Ltd





Manufacturer of  earthenware and porcelains at the Old Hall Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

  • The Old Hall Works was operated from 1790 by the Meigh family. 

  • In 1886 the name of the Old Hall Earthenware Co. Ltd. was changed to the Old Hall Porcelain Works Ltd. The mark and ware of the previous company was continued. 

  • Charles Meigh was listed as the Managing Director until at least 1889. In a 1892 directory Taylor Ashworth is listed as Managing Director. 

  • The company had financial difficulties and was closed and was liquidated in 1902 


Previously: Old Hall Earthenware


The London Gazette
20 November 1903

notice of presentation of Liquidators' accounts 



ceramic fan marked Old Hall, England

c.1891 - 1902 



platter in the landscape pattern 

the registration number 301226 shows that the landscape pattern was registered on the 8th July 1897

Old Hall sometimes marked their ware with the month/year of manufacture - in this instance 4/98 shows that the platter was made in April 1898 


photos courtesy: Claire Tallerico 



Marks used on ware for identification:


Old Hall 

c.1886 - 1890

Old Hall 

c.1891 - 1902

this mark was introduced by the Old Hall Earthenware Co Ltd. in 1884
and continued by the Old Hall Porcelain Works Ltd.

"ENGLAND" was added from c.1891 

1790 is the date that the Old Hall Works was first operated by a member of the Meigh family.

the mark incorporates the Stafford Knot



Old Hall Works

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