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If you are at all interested in antique bone china you will need to keep this guide handy. This section is not a directory of pottery marks, but explains who founded the company, in what era, and what happened subsequently. The A - Z directory starts immediately below a short introduction.
The great porcelain manufacturers of the era usually marked their products with the company's name, initials or trademark symbols.Founded in 1876 by William Alsager Adderley in Longton, Stoke-On-Trent, England.Also became known in the 1950's as 'Royal Adderley' under the 'Ridgway' backstamp (see listiings below).New makers with tighter marketing plans have taken their place over the last 60 years or so.They are dealt with in a separate listing here:- Modern bone china manufacturers.