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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.1837-45, 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.

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. The same mark is known with initials D&S.

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

21. Sheet Vases and Lyre (not titled)

44. "Jovialis"
Mug. Images needed.

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), "Villa Scenery" (D&B), and possibly "Spanish Beauties". Some later
examples are recorded with an impressed mark “DEAKIN / PEARL”.

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

Maria Kultys; Richard Maskell.

Page created 3 November 2020. Last updated 3 July 2022.

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