A brief history of Denby pottery

Denby has been manufacturing since 1809 and are still doing so today. It's a collectable brand and there are a few specialists selling discontinued ranges.

  • Founded 1809 at Denby in Derbyshire by Joseph Jager and Robert Brohier
  • In 1815 production was taken over by the Bourne family
  • Around 1850 the company was known as Joseph Bourne and Son
  • In 1959 successful expansion into tableware saw the purchase of the Langley Mill Pottery
  • In 1970 the company was known as Denbyware Ltd
  • In 1981 they were known as Denby Tableware Ltd
  • In 1987 they were bought by Coloroll
  • In 1990 a management buyout as Denby Pottery Co. Ltd, followed Coloroll's entry into receivership
  • In 2009 a debt write-off and another management buyout allowed them to continue
Maker's marks for Denby
The Denby mark used during the 1950s to 1970s, from a coffee pot
The Denby mark used during the 1950s to 1970s, from a coffee pot
Where can you find out more?

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