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Dating Wood & Sons China Yuan

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Dating Wood & Sons China Yuan

There are no pattern records surviving for Wood & Sons so the dates are normally in ranges, rather than precise, and it was common for factory transfer stamps to be used simultaneously across multiple factory lines Woods also produced Yuan at 2 factories the Trent New Wharf Pottery and the Stanley Pottery Over the long period of production the molds, shapes and sizes altered as did the transfer design and colour of the cobalt blue used. Early pieces tend to have more detail and more depth of colour The Yuan England Rd No 656368 mark is recorded to be first...

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Spode's Landscape china from 1914

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Spode's Landscape china from 1914

Antique English ironstone china date stamped 1914 by Spode in the rare coloured version of Landscape. A rare opportunity to purchase a large part dinner service from a grand country house.

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George Jones & Sons Bishop China

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George Jones & Sons Bishop China

It's sometimes rather sobering researching these 20th Century china pieces. These beautiful English classic country floral designs really speak of the period in which they were created. But this china mark also resulted from a business failure, death and closure of another business which never reopened after the second world war. After the death of John Stonier in 1900 and the first World War Bishop and Stonier never really finacially recovered and by 1926 liquidators had been called in.By 1933 the company was purchased by George Jones & Sons who continued the pattern book but moved production to their Crescent...

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Antique Ford & Sons Boston China

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Antique Ford & Sons Boston China

Ford & Sons are one of my favourite manufacturers of English dinner ware in patterns which really stand the test of time. These Boston pattern 10.5-inch dinner plates, with their wide English rims and almost art and crafts style decoration could have been produced much later and fit really well with modern table decoration trends. There is little looking at them which gives away the fact they could be pushing 140 years old. this quality simply is not being produced any more, and puts modern ironstone to shame.

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Green and White English Transfer Ironstone

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Green and White English Transfer Ironstone

These vintage Ironstone dinner plates took our interest as they just stood out as super pieces of quality transfer printing. Made by English Ironstone Tableware in Staffordshire England during the later quarter of the 20th Century thye feature the Indian Tree pattern but in a pure green and white form which is quite modern in its interpretation. While still being vintage, the plates are modern enough to still offer dishwasher and microwave proof glaze, so they remain functional as well as very beautiful. Only 3 are available here

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