Reynardine Home Research Contact Us

Numbered Transferware Patterns of the Deakin firms

Dick Henrywood

As with several of the smaller potters, the history of the Deakin partnerships of Lane End in Staffordshire is not straightforward. The sequence of partnerships would appear to be:
Batkin & Deakin (directory 1818)
Batkin, Thomas & Deakin (directory 1818)
Batkin, Dale & Deakin (directories 1822)
Dale, Deakin & Bayley (printed mark, note the third surname)
Deakin & Bailey (Godden c.1828-30, directories 1828 and 1830)
Deakin & Son (Godden 1833-41 et seq., directories 1834-62)

The factory produced a range of transferware patterns and used some pattern numbers in their marks. Initials recorded in marks noted to date include D&B and D&S. The full names Dale, Deakin & Bayley; Deakin & Bailey; and Deakin & Son have all been noted. All images illustrated below have been chosen for clarity and the marks may not necessarily be from the actual examples shown. It is noticeable that the firms used a number of different shapes for their jugs. It would appear that the change in style from Deakin & Bailey to Deakin & Son occurred from pattern number 21.

15. "The Vine"
Bowl with commemorative centre "William the Fourth for Ever" (images from the TCC database).

15. "The Vine"
Commemorative centre from bowl.

16. "Snipe Shooting" (with "Coursing")
Jugs (different shapes).

16. "Coursing" (with "Snipe Shooting")
Other side of jugs.

17. "Rosamond"
Teawares. Image needed..

  18. "Ne Plus Ultra"

19. "Imperial Faience"
Jugs (three different shapes including so-called Pouch shape). The same mark is known with initials D&S (see alongside).

19. "Imperial Faience"
Another jug with different shape and handle. Printed mark with initials D&S.

19. "Imperial Faience"
Another jug with another different shape and handle. Printed mark with initials D&S.


20. "Crusaders"
A series of romantic patterns found on dinner wares.

21. Sheet Vases and Lyre (not titled)


21. Sheet Vases and Lyre (not titled)

29. Urn and Fountain (Not titled)
Bowl (images from the TCC database).


44. "Jovialis"

No number. Rural Scene (not titled)
Mug. The mark includes the full partnership name Dale, Deakin & Bayley and the factory name "Waterloo".

Other patterns by the Deakin partnerships are known without any pattern numbers, including "Geranium" (D&S), "Normandy" (D&S), "Ortolan" (Deakin & Son), "Quadrupeds" (D&S), "Villa Scenery" (D&B), and possibly "Spanish Beauties". Some later examples are recorded with an impressed mark “DEAKIN / PEARL”.

No number. "Villa Scenery"
Dinner wares. Romantic Scenes with prominent birds and flowers.



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

Stephen Ball; Emma Donald; Jewell Dunn; Pat Halfpenny; Maria Kultys; Richard Maskell; Transferware Collectors' Club

Page created 3 November 2020. Last updated 23 December 2023.

Potential contributions to The Transferware Recorder or the Recorder News would always be welcome. Please contact us.