A brief history of Denby pottery
Denby has been manufacturing since 1809 and are still doing so today. It's a collectable brand and there are a few specialists selling discontinued ranges.
- Founded 1809 at Denby in Derbyshire by Joseph Jager and Robert Brohier
- In 1815 production was taken over by the Bourne family
- Around 1850 the company was known as Joseph Bourne and Son
- In 1959 successful expansion into tableware saw the purchase of the Langley Mill Pottery
- In 1970 the company was known as Denbyware Ltd
- In 1981 they were known as Denby Tableware Ltd
- In 1987 they were bought by Coloroll
- In 1990 a management buyout as Denby Pottery Co. Ltd, followed Coloroll's entry into receivership
- In 2009 a debt write-off and another management buyout allowed them to continue
Identification of Denby pottery
Where can you find out more?
Denby at Keystones
A multi-coloured, stoneware vase from the Burlington range, designed by Albert Colledge in 1958. Second-hand.