Ralph Baddeley and William Littler are thought to have manufactured porcelain together in Staffordshire between 1777-85. Littler had previously been connected with the Longton Hall manufactory in Staffordshire from 1750-60, before going on to produce porcelain at West Pans, near Musselburgh in Scotland. After 1777, it is likely that he returned to Staffordshire to produce porcelain with Baddeley, although this enterprise was relatively short-lived.