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Post by fuzzyedges on June 6th 2011, 4:55 pm





Hartley pottery was made on the bonnie banks of the river Calder at Castleford and there was several marks all bearing the name Hartox except when Desmond Cooper came by and bought, then  Dee Cee was stamped on the bottom as he did with other potteries he bought from
This type of pottery was made from 1950 until the Hartleys Phillips pottery, to give it its full title, closed in1960
The one marked AD was decorated by Ann Dunn not all decorators signed all there pieces
I have no idea what pb3 is other than a guess that it is a mark for this shape as for F3 ???
I had other pieces but people offered me more money for them than I had paid for them so off they went but i still keep an eye out for these gaily decorated pots
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by fuzzyedges on June 11th 2011, 12:06 pm

Just to add to the above
I believe the range was called peasant
It would appear that the pb3 stands for polyanthus bowl style 3
The company was essentially a brick maker with a pottery attached
As far as I can ascertain the pottery employed about 150 people
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by lyniandux on February 5th 2013, 12:22 am

Have this lovely painted jug and know about Dee Cee being the importer and also about the Individual Pottery mark but would love to know who actually decorated it and is there any reference book for this? Thanks.

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Post by lyniandux on February 5th 2013, 12:23 am

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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by studio-pots on February 6th 2013, 10:04 am

lyniandux wrote:Thanks for the link but really would like to know the identity of the decorator of the jug. Initials could possibly be DT ?

If anyone is going to know it is "Fuzzyedges", who was responsible for the information in the link above. I would try PM'ing him (The Private Message icon is under his avatar to the right of his posts).

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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by fuzzyedges on February 7th 2013, 11:59 am

Hi there
I will answer on here rather than a PM then its open to everyone interested
It is actually DH which are the intials of Doreen Hartley

As far as I am aware the referance book by David Wilders is out of print
It was printed by Castleford print so really only of local interest
You could search for ISBN 0-9543689-0-8

It does seem to crop up in the most unexpected places I bought a jug the other day in a village not far from Holmefirth and another last year in Dorset so its well traveled
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by fuzzyedges on February 7th 2013, 1:00 pm

Here is some more hartrox





The bit you cant read says
DEE CEE stoneware England
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ID my Log shaped ceramic please from england HARTOX

Post by ozzyo on March 14th 2014, 3:50 pm

Hey, i need help to identify this log shaped pottery and its age if possible
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by studio-pots on March 20th 2014, 1:34 pm

I think that Hartley's of Castleford in Yorkshire used "Hartrox" as the trade name on their decorative wares from 1953 until they closed in 1960.

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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by fuzzyedges on March 22nd 2014, 11:41 am

If it is in referance to the mark
Yes its from the hartleys pottery 53 to 60 I think 1989 might be a typo
Common mark (although they did quite a few diffrent handwritten marks)
Two other marks similar
They did the same mark but included the word vitrified in blue just above England on the whiteware commemerative tyke mug
and the same again but impressed on the whiteware drinking beaker

Just a little extra the word individual was written on some pots this indicated that this design was never repeated To a collector that might just be important
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by vanmann on March 22nd 2014, 5:13 pm

Another Hartley piece

 
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by denbydump on June 17th 2014, 7:17 pm

I think the above mark was copied from my website, Not bothered really........
http://superj.musicdot.com/hartrox.htm
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by skay on June 17th 2014, 7:31 pm

ozzyo wrote:hey just found the identity of this it's HARTROX 1989-1960


Do you mean this one denbydump?

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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by denbydump on June 17th 2014, 7:50 pm

Well yes, I scanned all those marks myself, ages ago, from my own pots.
Hey, it's all public domain, but the occasional credit or link wouldn't go amiss....
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by Potterypanda on September 18th 2016, 5:00 pm

Bumping this thread, having just registered, as my somewhat disbelieving mum is looking over my shoulder at her own work! Happy

She is the Anne Dunn (maiden name) of 'AD'. Doreen Hartley ('DH') was her bridesmaid when she got married. I am one of the results Happy

I have sent her home to write up her reminiscences of being a decorator.
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by dantheman on September 18th 2016, 6:14 pm

welcome to the forum p p and Anne, we look forward to hearing more

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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by denbydump on September 18th 2016, 6:52 pm

Welcome both, maybe you would like to see some of my own collection here:

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/pottery/hartrox.htm
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by denbydump on September 18th 2016, 7:24 pm

A Mr Beadle, (first name unknown), a thrower at Hartleys, moved on to Hornsea pottery
after the closure in 1960 and produced some fine stoneware pots at Hornsea.
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by Potterypanda on September 20th 2016, 8:52 pm

Thanks for that link! I am on the lookout now to see if I can find a nice Hartrox pot and make a gift of it to Mother. She is still an enthusiast for ceramics, and has been a designer and maker (although not of pots) all her life. She has also encouraged her children into the arts and design.

She says the Hartleys pottery was rather grim, being down a dirt track away from the road. I hope to persuade her to write up what she remembers of working there. Just at the moment I think she is still getting over the shock of finding her name on the internet :-)
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HARTROX WEBSITE

Post by hartroxhoarder on June 23rd 2017, 6:52 pm

There is not a lot of information on the www about Hartrox so I have put my collection on to a new website at www.hartrox.co.uk
Discussion welcome
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Re: Hartleys (Hartrox) Yorkshire

Post by denbydump on June 23rd 2017, 7:45 pm

OOps I thought I had the national collection!
Will have a look.

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/pottery/hartrox.htm

However we already ave a thread for hartrox so merge?

http://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t6939-hartleys-hartrox-yorkshire

Yes site looks great.

Missing the Castleford castle series?
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Post by hartroxhoarder on June 23rd 2017, 9:25 pm

Many thanks for looking and for the positive comment. Yes, there is a lot missing, but that is what makes the searching fun!
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