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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
1856-62 Cockson & Harding
1862-72 William & Joseph Harding

Some of the Hackwood patterns remained in use by the succeeding partnerships with amended marks. The pattern numbering sequence seems to have been continued. A selection of the 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. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

22. Not titled
William Hackwood

Teawares. Image needed.

 
26. "Macao"
William Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

28. "Convolvulus Border"
Thomas Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD.

30. "Shamrock"
William Hackwood

Toy dinner wares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

   
37. "Maritime"
William Hackwood

Teawares.

38. "Moses Discovered"
William Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

   

41. "Blind Fiddler"
William Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

42. "Ville"
Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD". Images needed.

 

43. "Equestrian"
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".

The pattern was continued by the Hackwood successors, William & Joseph Harding, who used the same mark but with initials W. & J.H.

52. "Berry"
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares. A flow-blue sheet pattern. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD" (also known with impressed mark “C & H / LATE / HACKWOOD”).

   
54. "Sportsman"
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

55. "Rustic"
Thomas Hackwood

Teawares. Note the odd spacing of the initials in the mark; it may originally have read W.H. & S. and the engraving on the copper plate subsequently modified. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

60. Not titled
William Hackwood & Son

Teawares. A sheet pattern. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

   
66. Not titled
Thomas Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".



69. Not titled
Thomas Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

75. "Linnet"
Thomas Hackwood

Teawares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

81. "Lake & Castle"
William & Joseph Harding

Teawares. Impressed mark "HARDING".

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.

No Number. "Hindoostan"
William Hackwood & Son

Dinner wares. Impressed mark "HACKWOOD".

   

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

Doreen Bor; Jonathan Dutton; A.J. Hoefnagels; Irene Keim; Gabrielle Ketting; Joost Kisters; Cuno Koopstra; Wytze Stellingwerf; Pierre van der Voort; Mirjam van Harmelen.

Page created 7 February 2021. Last updated 9 October 2023.

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