R G Scrivener & Co


Location and period of operation:

R G Scrivener & Co





China and earthenware manufacturers at the Norfolk Street Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • The partners were R. G. Scrivener and Thomas Bourne. 



Subsequently Pointon & Co Ltd


Norfolk Street Works

"These works in Cauldon Place, established by R. G. Scrivener and Thomas Bourne (R. G. Scrivener & Co.) in 1870, were situated about midway between Stoke and Hanley.

The productions were good quality, decorative china tea, breakfast, desert and other services and fancy articles, and earthenware toilet and other services of a more than average degree of artistic decoration.

They exported considerable to the colonies, and also supplied the home markets.

The mark is the initials R.G.S. & Co. impressed. They continued to 1883."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900 - revised by Geoffrey A. Godden. 



R G Scrivener & Co
Norfolk Street China Works, near Stoke-on-Trent

The Pottery Gazette,  February 2nd 1880


Examples of Scrivener & Co ware: 


hand painted ornithological subject plates with raised gilding

& CO

impressed mark



example of one of the plates from a set of 18 plates and 5 serving compotiers  

hand painted flowers with raised gilding and white enameled jewels on the rim
each has is monogrammed 'JW' 

Presented to the
Rev John Watson MA
by the
Teachers of St. John's Hanley
May 1882 

St. John's is likely to be the Parish Church of St. John


R G Scrivener
& CO

photos courtesy: Ruby Lane 



serving plates decorated with swags of reddish/pinkish roses, 
gold medallions with blue enamel dots in each

with impressed mark RGS & Co 





photos courtesy: Raine Falik



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:


& CO

R G Scrivener & Co



& CO

impressed marks are generally
in a square with inverse
rounded corners


R G Scrivener
& CO


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