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Antique Copeland Spode Old Bow Soup Bowls

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Antique Copeland Spode Old Bow Soup Bowls

I had forgotten buying these over the summer, so it was like going shopping in your wardrobe and finding something you would pounce on if you saw it in a shop display when they came out of a mixed box of stock, awaiting listing. I have a thing for these classic English deep rimmed soup bowls in any case. I just love them for pasta meals and anything else with a sauce, they are the size of dinner plates buth with a wonderful 1.5-inch deep bowl. These particular examples are some of Copelands Spode finest Ironstone work. Old Bow RdNo...

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Booths China Asiatic Pheasant

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Booths China Asiatic Pheasant

A very splendidly decorated piece of vintage Booths china has been added to our cataloges this week. The cobalt blue and gilt decoration is in very good condition and the plate dates from 1952, so it's approaching 70 years old, still vintage but a quality buy and antique of the near future. The hand applied colour adds a wonderful texture to the surface glaze and the overall condition is just perfect for a piece of quality china from this date.

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Antique Coalport China ~ Indian Tree Pattern

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Antique Coalport China ~ Indian Tree Pattern

There is something special you notice with antique Coalport china. The texture of the hand applied colours. The intricacy of the gilt and its richness. The colour of the porcelain bone china and glazes used. It all adds up to the feeling of quality and the workmanship and pride which went into producing china in the 19th Century is very apparent. This piece of Coalport Indian Rose dates from the 1870s, not the peak of production volumes, but perhaps the best period for overall quality. It's an unusual design mould as well, with a pronounced upper and lower sectional moulded...

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F Winkle & Co (Ltd) antique Swansea design china

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F Winkle & Co (Ltd) antique Swansea design china
Winkle and Wood started producing English earthenware in 1885 at the Pearl pottery works in Hanley. They were best know for their Whieldon Sanitary Pottery lines, which would eventually end up as part of the Doulton & Co range.

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Colclough china patterns and names

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Colclough china patterns and names

Can you tell me the name of my Colclough china pattern It's perhaps the commonest email request I get these days. "can you tell me the name of my Colclough china pattern"? Unfortunately the answer to this question is mostly "Sorry ~ it does not have a name". Only a handful of the early Colclough designs were ever assigned names, and most of these were not officially used by the factory, but have since been applied by collectors. An example of this is "Ditsy Rose", which is used synonymously accross a range of early Colclough china patterns featuring tight small...

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