E Cotton (Elijah, Ltd)
1885 to 1981
According to an 1893 journal, the business was built on the site of a previous works founded in 1758
Elijah Cotton opened a new factory 'Nelson Pottery' (1885) and also took over 'The Victoria Works' - both in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Lord Nelson Pottery was a trade name used by Elijah Cotton Ltd
Used the trade name "Nelson Ware"
Note - early ware was not marked
Note - a crown was added to some of their marks in 1956
Note - marks such as "8-70" probably means it was produced in August 1970
Note - marks such as "#82" may well be the shape number
|Description and Date|
|Printed mark - c.1913+|
|Printed mark - c.1913+|
|Printed mark - 1956|
|Printed mark - used after the above mark|
Subject - Nelson Ware Pottery Marks
Two photos attached------(which were the shots at the top of this page)
Hi, and I am using the contact link at the bottom of this page
I hope you don't mind
Reference - E Cotton (Elijah, Ltd)
We have a trio of BCM/Nelson Ware in what appears to be the "Crinoline Lavender Lady" pattern
We are just a "normal" husband and wife - we are not collectors!!
We have a few bits-and-pieces which have come from our parents, and we try to find out as much as we can about their dates, pattern names, and that type of thing
My Mother, who died a few years ago, gave this set to my Wife, and said that it was originally a Wedding present to her Parents, way back on the 27th October 1909!!
I had a look at the "Marks" section on you site here, and got a bit confused!!
The type of mark that is on our items does not appear until your "NE4" section, and even those are superimposed with another mark over the top
And these marks, from what I understand from your comments, were used post-1956, after the "NE3" was used
Also you state at the top that "early ware was not marked"
We have carefully examined each of the three pieces, but cannot find any other marks or numbers
So, we would like your assistance and advice as to whether this backstamp we have attached was used back in 1909!!
Finally, please feel free to use either of the photos on your site if you feel they would be of assistance
Thank you for your web site!!! - on a few past occasions it has given us the info we have been looking for about other "inherited" pieces!!
Appreciate your time, and look forward to hearing from you
Hi, and thanks for your email
But sorry - I dont have any other information on Nelson Ware
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