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Rogers

Dale Hall, Longport, Burslem, Staffordshire 1784 - 1842

The original partnership of James & George Rogers established themselves at Dale Hall in 1784. After the death of his brother George in 1815 John Rogers took into the partnership his son Spenser trading as John Rogers & Son until 1842.
In the earlier partnership they were working mainly in earthenware but developed their clays into semi-porcelain or stone ware as the family established a reputation for their wares, continually improving the quality and delicateness of both the body and the printing. Such was their reputation that Ward in his Borough of Stoke-upon-Trent1843 remarked on the quality of their work. Both partnerships used the impressed mark ROGERS although some of their work was unmarked and their patterns untitled until the later period when they adopted the fashion of cartouche titling.
In a period of transition they produced the Drama series none of whose scenes were titled but have since been identified. This was a series they shared with Pountney and Allies, the Bristol potters. Other printed marks have been creditted to the Rogers partnerships but with no degree of certainty. Some of their earlier patterns were taken up by WEDGWOOD in the latter half of the C19th and given the titles used today ie Fallow Deer, Elephant, Zebra. In 1842 the Dale Hall Pottery passed to James Edwards, who established a family business there which continued to trade at Dale Hall until 1882.

Listed Patterns

Patterns listed in Red are illustrated below

Untitled Patterns

  • Camel
  • Monopteros
  • Musketeer

  • Zebra
  • Elephant

  • Brittannia
  • Chinoiserie Ruins
  • Fallow Deer
  • Fruit & Flowers

Titled Patterns ( in cartouche)

  • Boston State House
  • Athens
  • Crescent
  • Chinese Porcelain
  • Florence
  • Pompeii
  • Tivoli
  • Vase
  • Vine

Rogers Views Series (untitled)

  • Byland Abbey, Yorkshire
  • Durham
  • Lancaster
  • Osterley Park
  • York Minster
  • Richmond Bridge
  • Maidstone
  • There are several other unidentified views in this series

The Drama Series

Scenes in this series that have
so far been identified are as follows;

  • As you like it (Act 4, Scene 3)
  • Henry IV (Act 5, Scene 4)
  • Love in a Village (Act 1, Scene 4)
  • Loves Labours Lost (Act 4, Scene 1)
  • Maid at the Mill (Act 1 Scene 1)
  • Merchant of Venice (Act 4 Scene 1)
  • Merchant of Venice (Act 5 Scene 4)
  • Merry Wives of Windsor (Act 5 Scene 5)
  • Midas (Act 1 Scene 3)
  • Much ado about Nothing
  • The Revenge
  • The Tempest (Act 1 Scene 2)
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (Act 5 Scene 4)
  • Winter's Tale (Act 4 Scene 3)

Illustrations of Patterns

Untitled Patterns

Musketeer

Elephant

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Camel

Camel

Zebra

Zebra

Rogers Views Series

English Blue Transferware,Rogers Views Series

Unidentified View

English Blue Transferware,Rogers Views Series

Unidentified View

English Blue Transferware

Unidentified View

The Drama Series

Series Cartouche

English Blue Transferware,Rogers,The Drama

Love in a Village (Act 1, Scene 4)

Titled Patterns

Boston State House

Chinese Porcelain


Florence

Vase