James Hadley (1837-1903) was apprenticed to Kerr & Binns of Worcester, (the predecessor firm to the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company) and then worked on a contract basis for the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company from separate premises as principal modeller from 1870 to 1895. That year his contract was terminated due to falling demand and he set up his own business. With the aid of his three sons, and trading as Hadley & Sons, he began producing decorative porcelain in 1896, with the assistance of a group of young artists. James Hadley died in December 1903 and the business was taken over by Royal Worcester in July 1905, though distinctive Hadley ware continued to be produced under the supervision of Louis Hadley for many years. Many of the floral designs found on Hadley ware were painted in monochrome, but were always of a very high quality. Much of the Hadley output consisted of high-class earthenware decorated with transparent glazes.
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A Hadley's Worcester Fuchsia decorated pot pourri, 1897-1900, the small ovoid jar with moulded Persian inspired decoration in blush colours with teal trim and a pierced lid with pointed flame finial, delicately painted to the body with reserves of pend
A Hadley's Worcester lily decorated two handled vase, 1897-1900, the neoclassical style shallow boat shaped vase with low set square section bracket handles and squared scroll feet to an oval base, the collar with stiff leaf design and decorated to the
A fine Hadley's Worcester pedestal vase. 1902-1905, with signature of W. Powell (William), a slender ovoid vase in shades of green with decorative scroll arm handles, a moulded collar and lappet border with a slender fluted neck and a conforming base,
A Hadley's Worcester urn shaped jardiniere by N. White, circa 1900 the waisted body with moulded twin ram's head handles painted with bouquets of roses by N. White, raised on a ringed gilded pedestal on four spreading feet with moulded stylised fleur de ly
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