The firm of GL Ashworth & Bros Ltd was founded in 1862 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, producing earthenware and ironstone, later becoming the manufacturers of the famous MASONS PATENT IRONSTONE CHINA, and using the Masons mark.
They continued to produce china with their own marks, however, and sometimes, as with the MANDARIN pattern the mark features BOTH names. The firm ceased trading in 1969.
Most of the items on these pages have an ASHWORTH backstamp. We do plan to add some MASONS items at a later date - watch this space!
In the gallery below you will find pictures of the following C19th and C20th patterns:
Bible - Chinese - Chinese Landscape - Coloured Willow (Chusan)
Double Landscape - Franklin (Old Japan Vase) - Flying Bird
Hizen (Woodpigeon) - Lidded Urn - Mandarin
Pagoda Tree - Peking Japan - Persiana - Prunus
Real Old Canton - Vase & Dragon
To view further photos and to browse our stock of any of these patterns
click on the PATTERN NAMES, or the IMAGES below
|PATTERN NAME||PATTERN NUMBER|
|Chinese Landscape||217 (Morley & Ashworth)|
|Coloured Willow (Chusan)||B1365, B9447|
|Franklin (Old Japan Vase)||B3194, B3463, B6630|
|Vase & Dragon||B9650, C4370|
|Real Old Canton|
|Unnamed pattern - Two Birds||B9757|
|Unnamed pattern - Prunus|
|Unnamed pattern - Floral|
If you don't see the pattern you're looking for, please feel free to e-mail us at:
We may be able to instigate a search for you.
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