Famous brands 3
George Wade; Geoffrey Maund
George Wade & Son (Burslem) exists since 1800. Wade became popular by the series created from 1984 commissioned by the National Westminster (NatWest) Bank. Pigs of this series were given to children that opened a bank account. Today they are collector’s items all with a stopper in the bottom! I collect what Wade made the old fashioned way!
Geoffrey Maund Pottery Ltd. began in 1950 and still produces tableware in Purley, Croydon, Surrey. Their piggy banks have traditionally provided texts that indicate the use of the accumulated savings.
Arthur Wood, Dendan and pseudo Dendan
The history of the Woods goes more than 250 years back; the factory is located in Longport.
Arthur Wood, Bradwell Works, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent lasted from 1904 to 1928. From 1928 to 1989, the factory continued as Arthur Wood & Sons Ltd. And since 1989 it is part of Price & Kensington Potteries, Longport (like Szeiler). Today the factory is specialized in teapots.
About the history of Dendan Ware I know nothing yet.