R Sudlow & Sons (Ltd)


Location and period of operation:

R Sudlow & Sons (Ltd)




 (See sources)

Earthenware Manufacturer, Adelaide Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent,

  • Robert Sudlow went into partnership with Samuel Gibson and formed the pottery company Gibson, Sudlow & Co. at Bourne's Bank, Burslem in approximately 1874. (The '& Co.' included a Mr Lewis). 

  • In 1884 he formed his own company called Sudlow and Son. At first he continued to operate at Bourne's Bank as sole owner (c.1884 to 1892) while also working the newly built Adelaide Street Works.

  • After the partnership between Gibson and Sudlow was dissolved both of them continued to make teapots in their seperate companies.

  • In the late 1950's Sudlow moved from Adelaide Pottery to works in nearby Moreland Road, Burslem. 


Formerly R. Sudlow

Robert Sudlow
(Late Gibson, Sudlow & Co)
Bournes Bank Works, Burslem, Staffordshire

Pottery Gazette,  January 1885 



Marks used on ware for identification:






Marks were simple printed or sponged on
Sudlow's Burslem, Made in England






Sudlow produced teapots and 'sets' such as the one shown here






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