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Beech & Hancock

Beech & Hancock succeeded Beech, Hancock & Co. at the Swan Bank Pottery in Tunstall and appear in directories between 1860 and 1876. Godden gives their dates as 1857-76. They registered four designs for moulded jugs between 1861 and 1863. One unregistered design dated 1864 has also been recorded.

Seaweed and Coral (not titled)
Design registered on 5 July 1861, Parcel 2, Number 141727, by Beech & Hancock of Tunstall.
Marks: printed registration diamond with “BEECH & HANCOCK / SWAN BANK / TUNSTALL”
Illustrations: Hughes 2/p.103 (Design Registry photo); Rumsey 87

 

Gothic Floral (not titled)
Design registered on 14 July 1862, Parcel 2, Number 153127, by Beech & Hancock of Tunstall.
Marks: printed registration diamond with “BEECH & HANCOCK / SWAN BANK / TUNSTALL”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/209-10 and Colour Plate XVI; Hughes 2/165

 
Foliage Plants (not titled)
Design registered on 21 March 1863, Parcel 2, Number 160759, by Beech & Hancock of Tunstall.
Marks: moulded registration diamond
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/211 and Colour Plate XVI
 
Fawn (not titled)
Design registered on 25 April 1863, Parcel 1, Number 161861, by Beech & Hancock of Tunstall.
Marks: moulded registration diamond
Illustrations: Hughes 1/164
 
Nesting Birds (not titled)
Design dated 1864.
Marks: moulded diamond (not registration) dated 1864 with initials B & H / SBT (for Beech & Hancock, Swan Bank, Tunstall)
 

Credits: Ken Carleton; Ken Carter; Dreweatt-Neate, Newbury; Gildings Auctioneers Ltd, Market Harborough