Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China 39 Ludgate Hill London E.C.

by Ella

Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China 39 Ludgate Hill

Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China 39 Ludgate Hill

Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China 39 Ludgate Hill :- Hi, I bougth this lovely set at a carboot sale. I have tried to find something about it on internet but it was difficult. Can you help me and write me what is it, the history and what do you think about it? It was good bargain? I bought 6 cups and 6 plates and milk jug per 20 pounds.




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Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China 39 Ludgate Hill

Hi Ella

Many thanks for submitting, and hope you are finding the site useful.

Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China of 39 Ludgate Hill were not china makers but London retailers 1866 to 1940. Did they survive the London Blitz? Doesn't look like it, sadly. To me an interesting collection, with a story to tell. Personally, I like it and think it rocks.

Do not under sell its value. Should it be in a museum? In my opinion, there can't be many of these services left around. Certainly, this is the first query on this mark I have ever seen, so be sure to look after it.

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Cup & Saucer - Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China 39 Ludgate Hill London E.C.
by: Anonymous

i have cup in saucer exactly the same but cant find any info either


Hi Anonymous

Alfred B Pearce & Co Heathcote China of 39 Ludgate Hill were not china makers but London retailers 1866 to 1940.

You have their name, their address, when they were in business and what they were (a well known china & glass retailer of the period).

What else were you looking for exactly?

Peter (admin)

Alfred B Pearce china plates
by: wendy

Very interested in this as I've got 7 tea plates with a rusty orange reverse trim with white flowers and a dark blue background which I picked up in a charity shop over 40 years ago and this is the first time I've ever been able to find out anything about them. Thanks again.

Alfred B Pearce Ludgate Hill
by: Anonymous

I have Vegetable Dishes marked with the name of Alfred B Pearce and a Afternoon Tea Set both of which i have inherited from my Grandmother, i have been unable to find much out about this company, if anyone can help i would appreciate it. Jeannette

Heathcode China
by: Anonymous

I have part of a tea service - inherited from my grandmother. The mark is "Kingston" Heathcote China and has the date AD1858 as an integral part of the mark, which would indicate that Heathcote were in fact around earlier than has been suggested.


Peter (admin says):-

Very interesting comment, thanks. Often with these markings, the firm takes the very earliest date possible. Many now famous retailer (for example Marks and Spencers) began life as a market stall and were just tiny embryonic businesses at first. Maybe this was the case with Pearce & Co?

Peter (admin)

by: Anonymous

I was given 35 years ago three Alfred B Pearce of 39 ludgate hill london. tea plates. Green floral design with gold edging. Anyone who has same would I like to hear from you. Any info would be helpfull.. Thankyou ... Jas

by: Mike

I have 4 pieces of Alfred B Pearce crockery named regalia. Can anyone give me any info on this as I can't find any on the website I have researched.#


Alfred B Pearce
by: Lynn

I have a cup and saucer with, Alfred B Pearce
23 Ludgate Hill
Any idea what year
this would be from.
Thank you

alfred pearce cups and plates
by: verina

nice to hear some of the history. I also have similar white porcelain teacups, saucers and plates with gold edging on a black band with pink and yellow roses and leaves - and would love to try and make the set a bit more complete. Some of the cups have marking in red on the bottoms "3 Y.Y.H'' ..any ideas what this is ?

China from A.B.Pearce
by: Margie

We have inherited a china tea service. White background, gold, random, splatter pattern edging and very pretty flowers around part of edge in muted yellow/pink/beige.

Mark on base is H & Co, L, France and the stamp below reads Made in France for A.B.Pearce, 39 Ludgate Hill, London.

It is very unusual and it would be interesting to know its provenance.

If anyone has any ideas can easily take pic.


Alfred b Pearce and Cp
by: Anonymous

Hi I have just purchased many pieces of the sunburst pattern by Crown Ducal which is a lovely Art Deco lot. Amongst it are six sandwich plates with Alfred B Pearce and Co and the Crown Ducal stamp. Does anyone know if this makes them more valuable?


alfred b pearce
by: charla

I have one lovely colbalt blue and orange plate with gold trim with the Alfred B Pearce and address stamped on the back. The plate is square with rounded corners and is an asian design. It has some other marks. .5. in colbalt blue and a .9. in orange. also it looks like a B
330 or 9 underneath.
Tis a mystery.

Alfred B Pearce
by: Mark

Hi, can anyone hep. I have a rather large platter from Alfred B Pearce. It measures 540mm x 430mm.
It has the numbers 2/2770 on the back. Bought it a ta boot sale in London about 30 years ago. Brought it to NZ with me and still have it. Not in great condition, has been well used prior to me owning it. I would like to know more about it, age etc. Many thanks Mark

by: Anonymous

I have a 8 inch tall Alfred B Pearce with all the markings on bottom of a long neck vase with a hole in top, has blue Iris flowers on beige and gold vase..Could you help me to identify?

Albert B Pearce & Co
by: Francesca

I have an old catalogue from Albert Pearce & Co which states they were under that name since 1760 and has a photograph of the original shop on the inside cover. the stamp or logo inside does not depict Heathcote so I think that May have been a later amalgamation of the two companies.
The small book with printed illustative plates both in colour and black and white form depict cups and saucers,Water Jugs and Bowls,Dinner service, Dinner Plates, Crystal Glass and Decanters.feel free to email me and I will try and send you any relevant pics.
Regards Fran X


Reply by Peter (admin)

Hi Fran

Great information. Yes please, send pics to

Gladys Peto
by: annoumus

I have AlfredBPearce 39 Lydgate Hill cup saucer & small plate, Gladys Peto.Any ideas of manufacture.thx

Alfred B Pearce French China
by: Linda Herbert

I have six plates a nod three oval platters with one cake stand all with shaped edges with white background green towards the edges with varied shades of pink flowers with gold leaf. All in very good condition and very pretty!

cup and saucer and plate
by: Anonymous

heathcote china cup saucer and plate with cockerel design dated 1858

Alfred b Pearce & co vase
by: Cherie

I have the same green and gold edging as jas in a vase

wash basin and pitcher
by: Mark

I have a wash basin and pitcher in which both are marked with Alfred B Pearce and Co on the bottoms. there is a painted number on each of the bottoms. I 'm curious as to what the painted numbers on the bottom meant and if these numbers could help date the pitcher and basin. Thanks.

by: Anonymous

look for ae mark Limoges painted sevres ???

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