Royal Vale - Colclough Backstamps and Hallmarks
Backstamps and Potter's Marks of Ridgway Potteries, Colclough and Royal Vale China
Potteries in the Ridgway group include;
Booths, Church Bank Pottery, Tunstall.
Colclough, Regent Works, Longton
Paladin Works, Fenton
North Staffordshire Pottery, Cobridge
Bedford Works, Shelton
Adderley Floral China Works, Longton
Gainsborough Works, Longton
Many marks include the name of the pottery concerned.
|Backstamps and Potter's Marks||Example||Date and Info|
There was a period when Colclough was
officially known as HJ Colclough (1897-1937)
Royal Vale China Mark, Longton, England.
This mark was used by HJ Colclough
and was continued by Colclough China Ltd from 1937-39
The 'Vale' marks were first used when the firm expanded
to the new 'Vale' works in Longon Circa 1908.
The backstamp you would see in the pre-1913 period was
the 'Vale China' mark.
Paladin printed mark
Printed mark 1939+
China manufacturer at the Vale Works,
Goddard Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
Colclough's advertised themselves as
"Britain's largest manufacturer of Bone China Teaware"
|Colclough Printed mark, post-war
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|Colclough's backstamp for Royal Vale (1953-1964)|
Royal Vale Backstamp for 1962
Royal Vale was manufactured by Ridgway Potteries Ltd,
|Colclough Printed mark c.1962|
From c.1936 - 1988 ware was produced at the Adderley Works,
Mark Used 1962
Mark used 1945+
|Royal Adderley. Printed mark c.1962+
Adderleys Ltd operated at the
Daisy Bank Pottery in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent -
producing China and Earthenware.
The Adderley company was taken over by Ridgway Pottery Ltd
in 1947 - but ware was continued to be
produced with the Adderleys name.