A brief history of British Anchor pottery

The British Anchor Pottery Company Limited was a Staffordshire earthenware pottery company based at Anchor Road, Stoke-on-Trent. They were manufacturing from 1884 until the 1970s.

  • Founded 1884
  • Bought by The Gailey Group Ltd
  • In 1963 they produced the Rutland design
  • In 1966 Tom Arnold produced the Impact design
  • In 1967 they produced the Strata design
  • In 1970 they were merged with Thomas Poole & Gladstone China Ltd.
Maker's marks for British Anchor Pottery

They added "England" to their mark in 1891 and laurel leaves in 1913. 

The British Anchor mark on a Blackthorn pattern bowl. Post 1913.
The British Anchor mark on a Blackthorn pattern bowl. Post 1913.
Where can you find out more?

thepotteries.org

Graham Mclaren, Ceramics of the 1960s (Osprey Publishing, 2001)

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