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James Edwards & Son

James Edwards appears in the directories at the Dale Hall Pottery in Burslem from 1846 to 1852 when he took his son into partnership. They are listed at Dale Hall from 1856 though to 1880. Godden gives the partnership dates as 1851 to 1882.

They registered four designs for relief-moulded jugs, in 1865, 1866, 1867 and 1870. There are at least three other jug designs which appear not to have been registered; also one teapot, the design of which may possibly appear on jugs, but that is unconfirmed.

Strapwork (not titled)
Design registered on 12 July 1865, Parcel 3, Number 188167, by James Edwards & Son.
Marks: moulded registration diamond with number; also printed mark with maker's name
Illustrations: Hughes 2/171
   
Rope, Ferns and Bluebells (not titled)
Design registered on 18 April 1866, Parcel 4, number 196651, by James Edwards & Son. Examples recorded with majolica glazes.
Marks: moulded registration diamond; also printed Royal arms mark with “STONE CHINA / JAMES EDWARDS & SON / DALEHALL”, or printed oval belt inscribed "IRONSTONE CHINA" enclosing maker's name and "DALE HALL"

 
Not yet titled (not titled)
Design registered on 8 January 1867, Parcel 5, number 205372, by James Edwards & Son.
Marks: moulded registration diamond with number beneath

 
Hanging Game (not titled)
Design registered on 13 July 1870, Parcel 8, Number 243176, by James Edwards & Son.
Marks: impressed registration diamond; also “EDWARDS / D.H.”

Anthemion or Shells and Ribbons (not titled)
Design believed not registered.
Marks:
printed Royal arms mark with “STONE CHINA / JAMES EDWARDS & SON / DALEHALL”; also impressed “EDWARDS / D.H.”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/232

Blackberries (not titled)
Design believed not registered.
Marks:
impressed mark

   
Tulip (not titled)
Design not registered. A design used by other potters including James Dudson and Edward Walley.
Marks: printed Royal arms mark with “STONE CHINA / JAMES EDWARDS & SON / DALEHALL”
   
Leaves and Berries (not titled)
Design not registered. Only recorded to date as a teapot.
Marks: impressed “EDWARDS / D.H.” (to be confirmed)

 

Credits: Michael Hayes; Dick Henrywood; Gary Kearney; Guy Loveday; Stephen Millington; Dreweatt-Neate, Newbury