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Willow Pattern Blue & White Ironstone China

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Willow Pattern Blue & White Ironstone China

Still perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable china patterns of all time, but with so many subtle variations and qualities. Blue Willow remains one of the most produced, and reproduced designs of the last 300 years, with most large china factories in the Staffordshire Ironstone region producing lines in the design at some period. This square Ironstone serving dish, dates from the 1820's and is typical of the mass market demand for dinner wares in the growing English Empire, but not just here in England but the far reaches of the expanding Empire and Colonies and Ex Colonies and independent...

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Colclough Amanda Bone China

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Colclough Amanda Bone China

Colclough Amanda Bone China pattern number I have tried to find the pattern number used for Colclough Amanda bone china without success. There simply aren't any pieces with a four digit reference which I can confirm anywhere. Usually Colclough would use a 4 digit pattern reference, sometimes printed as part of the factory mark, but more often hand applied by the decorators as part of the production line.  This started back in the pre-war era of production but was widely used by the Ridgway period of operation of the Colclough brand. We have a large collection of Colcough Amanda china...

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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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