Please do you have any idea if this set has any value? First, note that the painted decoration is exactly the same on each of the new dog. Early English porcelain was a basic tin-glazed formulation called Delftware. The mark shown here was used from 1896-1900. Crown staffordshire china query by: Clare I have a set of 12 tea plates, 2 bigger more bowl-like plates and 3 smallish platters from crown staffordshire England. Origin: Longport, Staffordshire Date: c. The market for Staffordshire animals and dogs fluctuates but there are typically always collectors on the lookout for good and rare pieces. This pretty dish has the mark on the back indicating 1906+, however it has a red p next to the date, also in red the number 714559 any suggestions as to the meaning, it looks hand painted though I not sure, please any help greatly appreciated, I love being able to show the china to friends and family and being able to give a bit of history on the china or pottery.
Elijah Cotton opened a new factory in Hanley, Stoke on Trent named 'Nelson Pottery' in 1885 and also took over the local Victoria Works. When sold in pairs, both pieces have the identical molded details and are painted exactly the same way. The best reference book we have found is the Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks by Geoffrey A Godden and is probably the only book you will ever need. With rare exceptions, almost all Victorian-era figural Staffordshire was made in press molds. These marks might be found with the initials or names of the relevant manufacturers. The crazing is intentionally done during the manufacturing process. The dime size or larger holes left in the base of slip cast pieces are an easily detected sign of a modern reproduction.
Davis Origin: Hanley, Staffordshire Date: 1871-1881 Subsequently: J. I suggest you go to the special page I have written to help people learn how to get a good idea of what their china wares might be worth: This will allow you to see if the mark is identifiable by experts without you having to pay any money upfront. I believe it is one of a pair, but I only have the right. Do you want to buy a car? The paint job on this dog look in very good shape and there is some crazing but not all over. The plate is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze. Renamed 'Crown Staffordshire China Co. I, on the other hand, always told her they were ugly.
In my view, even though they may not be as household a name as, say, Doulton or Worcester, they are one of the best and very collectible. Old Hall Lane 2 years ago , , , , , Baker and Co Ltd of The Fenton Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Basic differences The main difference between old and new is that old figures with virtually no exceptions were made in press molds; new figures are made in slip molds in the process called slip casting Figs. Crazing in any pottery, Staffordshire or other kinds, is never a guarantee of age. M arks such as: 8-70 probably means it was produced in August 1970.
On the bottom there is scuff type marks close to the edges. All Staffordshire comes from England. As porcelain makers worked to improve their formulas, a new combination using bone ash was discovered. So yes, the answer is that Staffordshire porcelain is all the above, and most collectors of Staffordshire antique porcelain know that this is a very broad category, so they almost always focus their collections on one aspect of Staffordshire porcelain. So see a Staffy knot and think late Victorian, generally speaking. Do you own what might be a Staffordshire figure, or are you on the lookout to own one? Countries in Europe such as Germany and England often used this mark, but companies in the United States also used it.
A woman would place the ornaments in her front window; if they were back to back, it meant her husband was at home. Lee, author of Antique Fakes and Reproductions, wrote that this mark was commonly being ground out or painted over. The dime size or larger holes left in the base of slip cast pieces are an easily detected sign of a modern reproduction. The marks listed below are grouped as far as was possible in a logical order, with similar signs, graphics, etc grouped together. The majority of the collection dated to the mid-19th century and comprised Staffordshire Figures which are primarily of animals and famous people.
The crown is on top of a shield which has flowers plants growing around edge of shield. However, there was a fad for the Staffordshire knot mark in the later part of the 19th century. The above photos show an approximate time line of the mark you describe. Registered Numbers Registered numbers are a consecutive numbering system which started in 1884 of designs which were registered by companies. There are way too many to list here as it would take a whole new website to list them all! I read that you are not an appraiser, and I respect that, but in you opinion, is this a great find, or good find? I'll send it to them. Reproductions are more likely to have bright and shiny gold instead. The new figures have a rough surface overall with numerous pieces and patches of grit Fig.
Most old gold is relatively soft colored with a dull luster; much of the new gold has a mirror-like highly reflective surface. The design is of upward flowers similar to hollyhocks and the china is a sort of pale yellow. Firing holes may or may not be present in original dogs. The reproduction dogs have apparently changed very little over the years. Figures were easily made by relatively unskilled labor; many were done in workers' cottages on a piece rate basis.
Is it a style, or type of porcelain? Peter admin Minton 1881 by: Jody Hello. They stand approx 30 cm tall. No water and detergent combination we tried was successful; only acetone. The clusters of dots on the rear haunches, the back, the breast and the X-like designs on the legs are identical on each dog. Simply due to alot of time wasted on-line searching marks and dates for pottery I have decided to set up a simple blog with as many pottery marks and dates as I possibly can, putting all potters marks and information in one easy to access web-space. So I would say a great find! Staffordshire Copies from China A major wave of new Staffordshire figures made in China is available in the U.
Various faults and quirks found in originals are carried on in the reproductions. Fine Bone China Crown Staffordshire England by: Jody Hello Peter, It's me again Minton Bowl , again, thank you!! That said, I would guess your old possibly genuine antique rather than mere 'vintage' and unusual set would have some value to a keen Crown Staffordshire collector. Minton are were a magnificent company. This was also about the same time the American market was opening, and many of the Staffordshire manufactories were producing porcelain directed at this new American market. The owner of the shop said it had been taken from a house clearance of an elderly deceased lady.