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A. B. Jones and Sons

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of Grafton China Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Alfred B. Jones and Sons 1900 to 1972

Trade names: Grafton and Royal Grafton. Blue and white 'Willow' pattern.

1922 British Industries Fair Advert for Grafton China: Tea, Breakfast, Coffee and all Service and Domestic Goods; Ivory-Porcelain Heraldic, Coloured and Miniature Models; Fancy Goods as Rose, Floating Flower Bowls, etc., etc. Also Occasional Services; Fancies, Silver-mounting Goods, and Semi-Porcelain Dinner Ware. (Stand No. G.39)

Manufacturers of Miniature Models in China and Ivory-Porcelain in Heraldic, View, etc., Decorations, Souvenir Models, Mascots, Grotesques, Animal Models, Nursery China, Fancies. (Stand No. K.4) [1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Grafton Ware, China Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Supper, Coffee and Morning etc. Services. Hotel and Restaurant China. Souvenir View and Crest Goods. Semi-porcelain Dinner Ware, Fruit Sets, Teapots, etc. (Stand No. G.43) [2]

1947 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Exhibiting Member of the British Pottery Manufacturers' Federation of Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Composite Exhibit. (Pottery and Glassware Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1214) [3]

1972 Royal Grafton bone china ceased trading. The trade name went on to become part of the Tams China group (est 1874).

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Sources of Information

  1. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert cxxiv; and p43
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair p92
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Adverts 398 and 399; and 150
  • [1] The Potteries
  • [2] Equerry Antiques
  • [3]