J W Pankhurst & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

J W Pankhurst & Co

Hanley

1850

1883

 

Earthenware and ironstone manufacturers in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • James William Pankhurst was in partnership with the Meigh family for a brief period in 1850 at the Old Hall Street works as Charles Meigh, son and Pankhurst.  This partnership ended on the 6th July 1850. 

  • Both Meigh and Pankhurst seem then to have continued as separate manufacturing companies at the same works. It was not unusual for manufacturers to share works.

  • According to Jewitt Ceramic Art of Great Britain Pankhurst continued at the Old Hall Works until 1883.

  • Pankhurst also operated the Charles Street Works

  • " & CO" was added from 1852 although not all marks had the "& Co"

  • Pankhurst's original partner at the Charles Street Works was John Dimmock - this partnership was dissolved on the 26th December 1857.

  • Pankhurst was later in partnership with James Meakin - this partnership was dissolved on the 30th July 1883. 

 

 

At the Charles Street Works: 

Precceded by William Ridgway

Succeeded by Johnson Bros. after Pankhurst went bankrupt 

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London Gazette
12 July 1850
 


notice of the disolution of the partnership between
Charles Meigh, Charles Meigh junior and James William Pankhurst
 

 


London Gazette
1 January 1858


notice of the disolution of the partnership between
James William Pankhurst and John Dimmock 
 

 


 

London Gazette
3 August 1883

 
notice of the disolution of the partnership between
James William Pankhurst and James Meakin
 

 


 

Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

JWP

J W PANKHURST

J W P & Co

J W PANKHURST & CO

J PANKHURST & CO

 

marks often include the Royal Arms 

 


 


white ironstone covered vegetable bowl


bud finial with leaves- 
with the impressed pattern name 'Florence'

J W PANKHURST
Stone China
J.W. PANKHURST
Hanley

early mark c.1850-52 
(without "& CO")

 

 

 

 

 


 

J W PANKHURST & Co
Stone China
J. W. PANKHURST & Co
Hanley
England


1852-83 

 


 


white ironstone cake stand

Stone China
J.W. PANKHURST & Co   Hanley

photos courtesy: Joanne McCue

 

 




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