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Numbered Transferware Patterns of the Hackwood Firms

Dick Henrywood

Relatively few Staffordshire firms seem to have used pattern numbers in any consistent way on their wares. Amongst them were the Hackwood firms of Hanley and Shelton. The sequence of partnerships and approximate dates would appear to be:

1809-27 Hackwood, Dimmock & Co. (or just Hackwood & Co.
1827-43 William Hackwood
1844-50 William Hackwood & Son (or just Hackwood & Son or William & Thomas Hackwood)
1851-56 Thomas Hackwood

A selection of their numbered wares are listed and/or illustrated below. This is clearly not a comprehensive list and there must be more examples to be recorded. Contributions from other collectors would be most welcome.

21. Not titled
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares.

22. Not titled
William Hackwood

Teawares. Image needed.

 
26. "Macao"
William Hackwood

Teawares.

   
37. "Maritime"
William Hackwood

Teawares. Image needed.

  38. "Moses Discovered"
William Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

46. "Swiss"
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD". Image needed.

  50. "Moselle"
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

54. "Sportsman"
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

75. "Linnet"
Thomas Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".



Other Hackwood patterns on which no pattern numbers have been recorded or are not yet known include "Arabian Sketches" (series), "Berry", "British Lakes", "Circassian", "Forest", "Fruit Garden", "Hindoostan", "Indian Scenery" (series), "Marine Flowers", "Oriental Birds", and some untitled designs such as the standard Willow pattern, the common Wild Rose pattern and the popular Institution or Monastery on Hill toy dinner wares, plus some other toy plates.

With thanks to everyone who has contributed information, and particularly for images included above:

Cuno Koopstra; Jonathan Dutton; Wytze Stellingwerf.

Page created 7 February 2021. Updated 7 February 2021.

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