Pictured: Wedgwood’s black basalt pottery was an improvement on the stained earthenware known as Egyptian black made by other Staffordshire potters.
Manufacturer of earthenwares, often in Wedgwood style, at Eastwood, Hanley. c. 1802-22
Potter and lathe-maker at Eastwood, Hanley. William Baddeley commenced making brown ware at Eastwood about 1710, and about 1765 ‘having invented an engine-lathe he began to make turned articles in cane and brown ware”.
Impressed mark, the place-name ‘Eastwood’.
Examples are now rarely found
“William Baddeley produced earthenware and basaltes at Eastwood, Hanley, from 1802 to about 1822. His mark was the word EASTWOOD impressed. EAST is often poorly impressed, so the mark might at first appear to be WEDGWOOD.”
“In about 1720, William Baddeley (an old name in the district) commenced making brown ware at Eastwood, Hanley. In about 1740, having invented an ‘engine-lathe’, he began to make turned articles in cane and brown ware. He was succeeded in the pottery by his son, William Baddeley.
This second William Baddeley (worked from 1802 to 1822) made many improvements in the ware and attempted, both by an imitation of body of his vitreous ware and by his mark, to palm off some of his goods as Wedgwood’s. His mark was the word EASTWOOD impressed on the ware, but he contrived to have the EAST indistinct and the WOOD clear, thus hoping to catch the unwary by the latter syllable.
He died at an advanced age. The works at Eastwood having been sold, his son, William Baddeley, commenced in Queen Street, Hanley.”
William Baddeley [I] (who started manufacturing about 1720) was the father of the William Baddeley [II] (b.1780) who operated between 1802 & 1820. The son of the second William Baddeley was also named William Baddely!! (his full name I think was “Henry William Baddeley” )
Jewitt’s Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900.
|34 Barker Street||James Henry Baddeley||1869-75|
|Market Lane Works||Henry William Baddeley||1846|
|Wharf Street & St.Martins Lane||Henry William Baddeley||1846-64|
|St.Martins Lane / 3 Commerce St||Elizabeth Baddeley||1864-75|
|Drury Works, Normacot Rd / Vauxhall St||William Baddeley||1862-75|
|Drury Works, Normacot Rd / Vauxhall St||Lucy Baddeley||1875-82|