William Alsager Adderley

William Alsager Adderley & Co


Location and period of operation:

William A Adderley 




William A Adderley and Co





China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Daisy Bank Pottery, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • William Alsager Adderley had been a partner in a couple of pottery manufacturing companies from as early as 1853. 

  • The various other partners had died and from 31 December 1874 William A Adderley continued the business on his own account. 

  • From January 1886 the company became W. A. Adderley & Co. 

  • By 1906 the business was renamed to Adderleys Ltd



Previously: Hulse & Adderley  

Subsequently:  Adderleys Ltd 


Wm A Adderley
Manufacturer of China and earthenware
Daisy Bank Works, Longton, Staffordshire

The Pottery Gazette,  January 1885 


transfer ware jug in a faux oriental design

W. A. A

the squiggle marks were added to give the impression of the orient to their ware even though it was produced in England

early production c.1875 - 1880? 

photos courtesy: Carol Dodds




Plate in the FLORIBEL pattern
Plate in the hand coloured transfer ware FLORIBEL pattern

W. A. A

    the use of W.A.A. indicates a manufacturing date c.1875 - 1885



platter in the Spero pattern
platter in the Spero pattern 



side plate in the Constance pattern
side plate in the Constance pattern 


W A Adderley coffee set 

W A 



the registration diamond shows that this design was registered to William Alsager Adderley on the 15th February 1881 

photos courtesy: Steve Latter



Initials & Marks used on ware for identification:


(initials used with different printed
marks - the pattern name is sometimes included)

W A Adderley

impressed mark 

W.A.A. was used between 1876 and 1885


W A A & Co

"& Co" was added from January 1886 to 1905



W A 

this registration diamond and impressed mark appear on the same item 

the registration diamond shows that this design was 
registered to William Alsager Adderley on the 15th February 1881 


W. A. A.


W. A. A. & Co




bottom centre is the Daisy Bank Works

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