Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bishop England

You will find elsewhere on my blog a timeline for the factory and some info about maker's marks. The above two examples illustrate the trademark of "Bishop". The first, is an example of when the name 'Stonier' was dropped - when the firm of George Jones bought out the factory. They decided to keep the name of Bishop as it was well known. The second mark illustrated is of "BISHOP MADE IN ENGLAND". It was employed by George Jones, perhaps in an attempt to break away from the name of the original factory ownership, but to retain the name of Bishop and create a new identity for the pottery (in the late 1930s).

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