Pinder, Bourne & Hope 


Location and period of operation:

Pinder, Bourne & Hope



Jan 1862


Earthenware manufacturer at the Fountain Place Works (c.1851-1860) and also at Nile Street (1860 to Jan 1862), Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • The partners were Thomas Pinder, Joseph Harvey Bourne and John Hope. 

  • The partnership was dissolved in January 1862. Thomas Pinder, Joseph Harvey Bourne continued at the Nile Street Works as Pinder, Bourne & Co and John Hope was joined by a John Carter and they continued as Hope and Carter at the Fountain Place Works. 


Previously: Thomas Pinder (c1848-1851)

Subsequently: Pinder, Bourne & Co (Jan 1862 to 1882) and  Hope & Carter (Jan 1862 to 1880)




Selected by the Committee for the Staffordshire Potteries 
to exhibit at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855



London Gazette, January 14, 1862

notice of the dissolution of the partnership of Pinder, Bourne and Hope on the 13th January 1862

Thomas Pinder and Joseph Harvey Bourne continued at the Nile Street Works as Pinder, Bourne & Co

John Hope was joined in partnership with John Carter and they continued at the Fountain Place Works as Hope & Carter



Dresden pattern

Pinder, Bourne & Hope introduced the 'Dresden' pattern which was based on the Indian Tree design first introduced around 1801 by the Coalport China Factory. 

The pattern, based on Indian textile designs, incorporates the crooked branch of a tree surrounded by flowers and leaves. The Dresden pattern was continued by the successor companies - Pinder, Bourne & Co. and Doulton & Co


plate in the Dresden pattern - blue monochrome



Plate by Pinder, Bourne & Hope in the Dresden pattern
platter by Pinder, Bourne & Hope in the Dresden pattern - polychrome

P B & H




plate in the Venice pattern 



pink & white transferware bowl depicting the Crystal Palace built for the 1851 Great Exhibition
the border depicts symbols for industry, engineering, and music.
The Crystal Palace was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Held in Hyde Park, London. This was planned as the first international event of its kind to exhibit the 'Works of Industry of all Nations'

Wikipedia article of the Great Exhibition

Crystal Palace
P.B. & H

Ware with an engraving of the Cystal Palace was also made by the North Staffordshire potter T Godwin and the Glasgow potters J. & M. P. Bell and Robert Cochran & Co.


photos courtesy:  Donatella Vinotti


platter in the HINDOSTAN pattern 

photos courtesy:  Gillian Pierce


variation of the basic Hindostan pattern which was a popular pattern of Pinder, Bourne & Hope 
which they produced in monochrome blue as well as hand coloured variants.

'Hindostan' was also used as a pattern name by Minton & Co and Dunn, Bennett & Co

the Victorians were facinated by all things 'oriental' - the use of the name Hindostan
 reflects this as it was a name used for 'Colonial India'  

Wikipedia article



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

P. B. & H.




P B & H

Typical marks  of
Pinder, Bourne & Hope

'DRESDEN' and 'VENICE' are pattern names


this style of mark was continued by Pinder, Bourne & Co
and for a short time by Doulton & Co

P B & H

'SCROLL' is the pattern name


P.B. & H.

mark with the US eagle and shield
use on ware produced for the American Market



1851 map of the Nile Street Works

- click for more information 


Fountain Place Works


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