- Apsley Pellatt
- Also known as
primary name: Apsley Pellatt
other name: Pellatt and Company
other name: Pellatt and Green
- organisation; merchant/tradesman; British
- Life dates
- Other dates
- 1809 fl.-1895
- No.16, St Paul's Church Yard, London
also at the Falcon Glass House, Surrey side of Blackfriar's Bridge, London
also at 58 & 59 Baker Street, Portman Square, London
- The Pellatt family were owners and directors of the Falcon Glass Works, which they took over in 1790. Under the direction of Apsley Pellatt IV they were the pre-eminent London glassmaking factory of the 19th century. The firm traded under a number of names. From 1852 Apsley Pellatt's younger brother Frederick was in charge until his death in 1874, when the firm split into two parts which ceased trading in 1890 and 1895.
Two trade cards and a bill-head in Heal Collection, and one trade card in Banks Collection.. Heal,66.59 and Banks (D,2.1890) are identical. Both advertise "Pellatt & Green, Glass Makers to the King at their Warehouse for China, Glass & Staffordshire Ware..." Heal,66.60 is a view of interior of premises of Pellatt & Green, titled beneath " Messrs. Pellatt & Green, St. Paul's Church Yard"; showing tables down the centre of a large room, displaying coloured glass of many designs; chandeliers hang from ceilings; elegantly dressed customers browse the impressive display; illustration to Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts', part 5, vol 1.,1809. Heal,66.61 is a bill-head stating "Bought of Pellatt & Green, Glass Makers to the King at their Warehouse for China, Glass & Staffordshire Ware..."
Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,66.20, previously entered as Ellatt and Company) advertises "Pellatt & Co. Manufacturers to the Queen...Earthenware, Stoneware, China, Table Glass Cut and Engraved, Lustres, Vases and Fancy Ornaments."
- There is no monograph on Pellatt & Co. For an account of the different members of the Pellatt family and the Falcon Glass Works, see J.Rose, 'The Apsley Pellatts', The Glass Circle, 3, 1979, 4-9. For Apsley Pellatt's publications, see: Memoir on the origin, process and improvement of Glass manufactures including an account of the patent Crystallo- Ceramie or Glass Incrustations, London 1821, followed by a revised and enlarged edition, Curiosities of Glass-Making, 1849. See also C. Hajdamach, 'British Glass 1800-1914', Woodbridge 1991.