Learn about Hadley & Sons / James Hadley

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.
13 item(s) found:

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A Hadley's Worcester cabinet plate, shape 235B, green mark, c.1902. Square with scalloped, moulded and pierced rim. Painted with tulips. Width 24 cm

A Hadley's Worcester cabinet plate, shape 235A, green mark, c.1902. Oval with scalloped, moulded and pierced rim. Painted with daffodils and violets. Width 26.5 cm

Hadley's Worcester handpainted iris lidded vase, height 19 cm approx

Hadley's Worcester lidded chalice vase, with handpainted floral and figural decoration, height 25 cm approx

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

Hadley Worcester ewer vase. Hand painted swan on lake decoration. On blue ground with gilt highlights. Stamped to base Hadley's Worcester England; and 242-c-79-62. C.1903. Height 35 cm

Hadley's Worcester vase & cover flattened ovoid body painted with pink and yellow roses, 24 cm height

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,

Large Hadley Worcester hand painted jardiniere, hand painted with roses. 22 cm high

Hadley Worcester two handled vase, hand painted with peacocks. 30 cm high. (Restoration to base)

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