Swift and Elkin


Location and period of operation:

Swift & Elkin




(See sources)

  Swift and Elkin were earthenware manufacturers in Flint Street (off Stafford Street), Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Previously:          Swift, Elkin & Nicholls (J. Nicholls left the partnership on 3rd October 1840)
Subsequently:     John Swift


Initials used on ware for identification:

S & E

[the name of the pattern is often included]
[the initials are often in a flowing script]


[the initials JS in a flowing script]


Romantic Staffordshire transferware plate by John Swift in the "Swiss Scenery" pattern
The white border of the plate is scalloped and decorated
with a band of tiny white dots in relief.  In the foreground is a Swiss Chalet.

The pattern was available in red, blue and green

Jug in the Swiss Scenery pattern

Jug in the Swiss Scenery pattern


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