Pointon & Co Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Pointon & Co Ltd

Hanley

1883

1916

 

China manufacturers at the Norfolk Street Works in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • The business was sold in 1916 and from 1917 traded as Ford & Pointon Ltd.

 

Formerly: R.G.Scrivener & Co.

Subsequently: Ford & Pointon Ltd

 


 


Pointon & Co. Limited
Manufacturers of Artistic & Useful China
Norfolk Works, Cauldon Place, Stoke-on-Trent

Pottery Gazette,  January 1885 

 


 


February 1890 

October 1891 

March 1892 

January 1894 

Useful and Ornamental China


 

Pointon & Co., manufacturers of china tea, breakfast, and dessert ware, Stoke-on-Trent, are also represented by Mr. Porter [of London], who has a good array of samples, which include shapes and decorations to suit all tastes. The firm are successful in their dainty ornamentation, just what are wanted for tea ware. One decoration (their No. 2,315) is what ladies would call sweetly pretty. It has a green band and sprays of roses. The shapes are all good. A new "Bell" shape is a charming form for a tea cup. 

Amongst many floral decorations a very happy one consists of violets and gilt. In addition to shapes and decorations that are essentially modern, Pointon & Co. have several successful revivals of old-style teas. These are low, open-shaped cups that were in vogue generations ago, and the ornamentations are in keeping with the shapes. They are showing the familiar "Willow" pattern on teas in both light and dark blue. 

A choice assortment of samples of dessert services shows that the decorative resources of the firm are extensive and varied. The firm have a good reputation for tea and breakfast china, and all the new goods shown are well calculated to maintain it.

Pottery Gazette,  August 1907 


 

 

 


detail on a Pointon plate from the  1883-1891 period

 


 


urn in a typical hand painted and gilded Pointon design  

Pointons
Stoke-on-Trent
 

the registration number shows that this design was first registered on 20th January 1887

c.1887-91

 

photos courtesy: Petra Mukerjee 

 


 

 


cup and saucer 

c. 1883-1891


jug 

c. 1883-1891


plate 

c. 1891 - 1916


cup and saucer

c. 1891 - 1916

 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

 


Pointons
Stoke-on-Trent
 

c. 1883-1891

 


Pointons
Stoke-on-Trent
England
 

c. 1891-1916

this style of mark continued to be used for a couple of years (c. 1917-18) after the name change to Ford & Pointon


Pointons
England
 

c. 1891-1916

 


 


Norfolk Street Works

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