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Elijah Jones
Jones & Walley
Edward Walley
Edward & William Walley

Elijah Jones potted initially in Hanley and is listed there in directories for 1828 and 1830. He moved to the Villa Pottery, Cobridge, where he is listed in 1834 and 1835. His partnership with Edward Walley appears in 1841, but thereafter Edward Walley potted alone and he is listed between 1846 and 1856. He then took his son into partnership and they are shown as E. Walley & Son in 1860 and 1861. Godden M lists Elijah Jones at the Villa Pottery 1831-39; Jones & Walley 1841-43; and Edward Walley 1845-56. He does not list Edward & William Walley.

Elijah Jones published four different jug designs and the Jones & Wally partnership followed with two more. Thereafter Edward Walley became prolific, registering four different jugs, publishing two more, and making at least another fifteen different jugs, some duplicates of designs made by other potters. Edward & William Walley registered six more jugs in 1858 and 1859. The jugs from the Villa Pottery are generally notable for good quality. They are nearly all made in plain stoneware (or parian) and very few are known with coloured highlights or backgrounds.

Jugs by Elijah Jones (in date order):

Coral (not titled)
Design published on 1 September 1838 by E. Jones of Cobridge.
Marks: impressed “PUBLISHED BY / E. JONES, / COBRIDGE, / SEPTEMBER 1, 1838”
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/391; Hughes 1/23



Vertical Leaves (not titled)
Design published on 1 September 1838 by E. Jones of Cobridge.
Marks: impressed “PUBLISHED BY / E. JONES / COBRIDGE / SEPTEMBER 1 1838” (the year is unclear)
Illustrations: Hughes 1/30
 
"Basket"
Design published on 1 July 1840 by E. Jones of Cobridge.
Marks: “PUBLISHED BY / E. JONES / COBRIDGE / JULY 1, 1840 / BASKET” (Hughes gives the month as September)
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/93 and Frontispiece; Hughes 2/29

"Elizabethan"
Design published on 1 July 1840 by E. Jones of Cobridge. Note the changes to the rim and handle to accomodate the Britannia metal lid.
Marks: applied mark “PUBLISHED BY / E. JONES / COBRIDGE, / JULY 1, 1840. / ELIZABETHAN”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/91-92; Hughes 1/33; Rumsey 96-97


Jugs by Jones & Walley (in date order):

"Good Samaritan"
Design published on 1 November 1841 by Jones & Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: applied mark “Published Nov. 1, 1841, / BY / JONES & WALLEY, / COBRIDGE, / GOOD SAMARITAN"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/94-95; Hughes 1/44; Rumsey 184-85

"Gipsey"
Design published on 1 July 1842 by Jones & Walley of Cobridge (jointly published with Samuel Alcock & Co. of Burslem).
Marks: applied mark “Published July 1, 1842 / BY / JONES & WALLEY, / COBRIDGE, / GIPSEY” and/or printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/21 and 96; Hughes 1/47

Lobed Twig Handle (not titled)
Design registered on 13 May 1843, Parcel 4, Number 7122, by Jones & Walley of Cobridge. A design continued by Edward Walley, more commonly found extensively coloured.
Marks: printed registration diamond within concentric circles inscribed “REGISTERED, No.7122 13 May 1843 By JONES & WALLEY. Staffordshire.”; later versions impressed "IRONSTONE / CHINA / E. WALLEY"
Illustrations: Hughes 2/44

 

Dated jugs by Edward Walley (in date order):

"Ranger"
Design registered on 10 May 1845, Parcel 3, Number 27482, jointly by Walley of Cobridge and T. & R. Boote of Burslem. The same jug but not titled was made by Samuel Alcock & Co. and registered on 3 April 1847.
Marks: applied registration diamond surrounded by “E. WALLEY / COBRIDGE / REGISTERED / 10th May, 1845” with title “Ranger” beneath
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/97; Hughes 1/50 and 50a
"Lily" * (title not confirmed)
Design dated March 1849 (unconfirmed).
Marks: impressed “E. WALLEY / COBRIDGE” or printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: none but
mentioned in Henrywood RMJ page 101

"Hecate" (Cup Tosser)
Design published in May 1849 by Edward Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: applied mark “Published May, 1849 / BY / EDWARD WALLEY, / COBRIDGE. / HECATE.”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/98-99


"Diana"
Design registered on 21 June 1850, Parcel 4, Number 69884, by E. Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: 1. Applied registration diamond surrounded by either “E. WALLEY, / Cobridge. / July / 1850” with lower-case title "Diana" beneath, or “EDWd. WALLEY, / VILLA POTTERY, / COBRIDGE, / JULY 1850.” with upper-case title “DIANA” beneath (note incorrect month given as July); also sometimes printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/100-01 and Colour Plate VII; Hughes 2/64; Rumsey 23

 

"Ceres"
Design registered on 26 April 1851, Parcel 3, Number 78634, by E. Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: applied registration diamond surrounded by name, address, date and title, and/or printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/393; Hughes 2/91


"Washington"
Design registered on 18 April 1856, Parcel 6, Number 104396, by E. Walley of Cobridge. One side includes a scroll inscribed “AMERICAN / INDEPENDENCE”.
Marks: applied registration diamond surrounded by “E. WALLEY / COBRIDGE / APRIL 18TH / 1856” with title “WASHINGTON” beneath.
Illustrations: Hughes 1/132

Undated jugs by Edward Walley (alphabetical order):

Boar and Stag Hunt (not titled)
Design not published or registered. A design more commonly associated with the Mason firms.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: none

Butterflies (not titled)
Design not published or registered. Similar to the Minton Squirrels and Butterflies jug but with no squirrels.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: none

 
Cherubs (not titled)
Design not published or registered. The same jug was made by Worthington & Green and Bradbury, Anderson & Bettany.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: none

Death of Abel (not titled)
Design not published or registered. A variant was made with the same reliefs on a different body shape (see below). Another variant was produced by an unknown maker.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/102-03; Hughes 2/77; Rumsey 201-02


Death of Abel Variant (not titled)
Design not published or registered. The same reliefs as the Death of Abel jug (above) but on a different body shape. Another variant was produced by an unknown maker.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”,
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/392

Flower Panels (not titled)
Design not published or registered.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”, sometimes impressed “E. WALLEY"
Illustrations: none


 
Fuchsia (not titled)
Design not published or registered. Shown here on a mustard pot, no jug yet recorded.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”
Illustrations: none

"Game Keepers Daughter"
Design not published or registered.
Marks: applied mark “GAME / KEEPERS / DAUGHTER. / WALLEY.”
Illustrations: none

   

Hop Border (not titled)
Design not published or registered.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”
Illustrations: none

 
Ino (not titled)
Design not published or registered. The relevance of the title is not clear; Ino was a mortal queen in Greek mythology. The same jug was made by Bradbury, Anderson & Battany and Cork & Edge.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE” and/or impressed “E. WALLEY / COBRIDGE”
Illustrations: Hughes 2/111 (marked white jug 9in)
   
Mask Spout (not titled)
Design not published or registered. This design was listed as Tulip in the Cork & Edge exhibit at the 1855 Paris Exhibition.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”
Illustrations: none

   
Monkeys (not titled)
Design not published or registered. A ten-sided variant of the “Card Party” / “Smoking Party” design by an unknown maker.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE"
Illustrations: none
   
Oak (not titled)
Design not published or registered. A design also made by William Adams, T.J. & J. Mayer, and possibly Cork & Edge.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”, sometimes impressed “IRONSTONE CHINA / E. WALLEY” or just “E. WALLEY”.
Illustrations: none

 
Tam O'Shanter / Souter Johnnie (not titled)
Design not published or registered. Not an uncommon jug but to the compiler's knowledge the green example shown here is the only example recorded with a maker's mark.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE" (rare)
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/262-4 and Colour Plate XVIII; Hughes 39; Rumsey 156-57

Tulip (not titled)
Design not published or registered. A jug which is more commonly found by Dudson.
Marks: printed coat-of-arms with “EDWARD WALLEY / COBRIDGE / STAFFORDSHIRE”
Illustrations: none




Jugs by Edward & William Walley (in date order):

"Havelock"
Design registered on 29 January 1858, Parcel 4, Number 112876, by E. & W. Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: moulde registration diamond with title "HAVELOCK" beneath, or applied registration diamond with name, address, date and title
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/394; Hughes 2/p.101
 

"Gleaner"
Design registered on 11 November 1858, Parcel 2, Number 116737, by E. & W. Walley of Cobridge. A variant was titled "Harvest" (below) with the same scenes on a different shape.
Marks: applied registration diamond (no surrounding text) with title “GLEANER” beneath
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/104 and Colour Plate VIII; Hughes 1/137

"Harvest"
Design registered on 1 November 1858, Parcel 2, Number 116737, by E. & W. Walley of Cobridge. A variant of the “Gleaner” jug (above) with the same scenes but a different shape.
Marks: applied registration diamond surrounded by “E & W. / WALLEY / COBRIDGE / 1859” with title “HARVEST” beneath
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/395

"Enville"
Design registered on 7 May 1859, Parcel 1, Number 119721 or 119722, by E. & W. Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: applied registration diamond with title “ENVILLE” beneath
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/396; Hughes 2/p.101

"Oporto"
Design registered on 7 May 1859, Parcel 1, Number 119721 or 119722, by E. & W. Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: applied registration diamond with title "OPORTO" beneath
Illustrations: Hughes 2/115 and p.101; Rumsey 78

 

"Sportman"
Design registered on 14 December 1859, Parcel 2, Number 124716, by E. & W. Walley of Cobridge.
Marks: applied registration diamond for 94 [sic] December 1859 with date 1859 four times and title "SPORTMAN" beneath
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/395

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