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Cups & Saucers – Royal Staffordshire
Staffordshire pieces, like any collectibles, are only as valuable as the price a purchaser is willing to pay for them. So, the first thing to remember when selecting your pieces is that YOU set your personal threshold of value. So, my point is this…. However, that does not always happen. Therefore, when you purchase a Staffordshire piece or ANY collectible!
Using bone-china porcelain, in they began producing a fine line of Staffordshire dinnerware under the new name of Crown Staffordshire China.
This company started out manufacturing porcelain in , from a factory in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. Although the firm produced a wide range of patterns, we currently only stock the Chinese Willow pattern. Chinese Willow retains many of the characteristics of the Willow pattern, in particular the two lovebirds at the top of the design. Crown Staffs produced at least three versions of this pattern, as shown below.
All are on a bone china body, which unlike earthenware is translucent when held to the light. This is the most widely collected of the three and is handpainted in brightly coloured enamels over a black transfer. We believe the Crown Staffs company continued producing this until relatively recently, ie: the s or later.
Crown Potteries Co.
Crown Potteries, originally Crown Pottery Co of Evansville, produced a wide range of pottery products between the years and The mark pictured was used on majolica, ironstone, semi-porcelain and white granite. Pottery is generally considered to be containers made from clay. Both words derive from the Old English potian, “to push”. When we consider how the potter pushes as they throw the clay on the wheel, it is easy to see how the process got its name.
The term “pottery” may also be used as an adjective with some objects, such as small figurines.
Flower Brooch, Brooches, Crown, China, Earrings, Flowers, Jewelry, Ear In Inter Crown Staffordshire, England Porcelain Vintage pin, rich detailed flowers A beautiful bone china primrose posy brooch dating from the period.
The pattern name if there was one, was placed on top or inside the backstamp. Sometimes the TCW was used or replaced by a pattern name or if the pattern didn’t have a Name it was left blank. In the backstamp changed again, all references to the Crown China works had ceased, and the Bone China theme was taken up. On these Backstamps the word “Bone” was swapped for the word “Crown”.
Some Patterns kept the same backstamp and only the words “Crown” and “Bone” were changed. Nile Street closes on 15th April with workers leaving the historic plant for the last time and production of the Royal Doulton, Minton and Royal Albert brands transferred to factories of the Waterford Wedgwood group. Doulton announce the closure of its last remaining UK factory at Nile Street from mid, with the loss of approximately jobs. Backstamp – EST to But the Registration number dates to , A pattern was not always registered prior to it’s release.
And some backstamps have two Reg. And some Reg. All the Named patterns are listed on the pages below in alphabetical order. We try to have a photo’s of the teacups and saucers in each shape they came in. Also there are photo’s of all the different backstamps of each pattern.
Crown marks, typically found on the bottom of fine china items, are clues that help you determine the age and the manufacturer of each piece, as well as its country of origin. Compare the crown shape and any words that go along with it to images on china resource websites to figure out exactly what you have. Crowns have been used as logos or “backstamps” on the bottom of porcelain and fine bone china since the s. Some companies are still using crown themes in their stamps, so narrowing down exactly what type of china you have may take a good amount of research.
The Staffordshire Potteries is the industrial area encompassing the six towns, Tunstall, Burslem, of ceramic bodies such as bone china and jasperware, as well as pioneering transfer printing and other glazing and decorating techniques.
These items are one of the earliest works in Edwardian period by Crown Staffordshire who commenced business in late 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria. Lovely collector’s pieces. Beautifully handcrafted and gold gilded. The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history covers the brief reign of King Edward VII, to , and is sometimes extended in both directions to capture long-term trends from the s to the First World War. The death of Queen Victoria in January marked the end of the Victorian era.
All pieces are in perfect condition as as shown in 12 photographs attached. Please browse all 12 photographs for size and condition as they are self explanatory. I also have a matching bone china bell in this pattern which I have not listed as yet. If interested please advise and I can send you pictures of that too.
Previously trading as T. By the turn of the century, the company were producing a wide range of bone china products including dinner ware, tea and coffee ware, miniatures, vases, cutlery handles, door furniture and floral china baskets. In the late ‘s Crown Staffordshire pioneered the large scale production of china floral ornaments and china costume jewellery for which they became famous Both before and during World War 2 the company produced badged ware for the fighting services, including the British and Canadian navies.
During the war they were designated as a nucleus firm which meant that they were allowed to continue trading in their own premises and, although Barlows of Longton were concentrated upon the Minerva Works for the duration of the war, no earthenware was made, only bone china.
1950’s Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China Vase
If you’ve inherited or purchased some pieces of antique china, it helps to know the process for learning more about your treasures. Often, the piece holds many clues, and understanding how to read these can help you identify the pattern. From that, you can get a sense of your china’s value and history. Before you can identify the pattern, you need to figure out what kind of china you have.
Because porcelain production originated in China , Europeans and Americans used the term “china” to describe any fine porcelain piece. However, there are actually several different kinds of china, each of which uses a specific production process.
Markings on the cup and saucer read: Fine Bone China Crown Staffordshire The backstamp date this tea cup + The tea cup is 2 3/4″ high and the saucer.
The name of the pottery manufacturer and an approximation of date of manufacture can be discovered if the piece of pottery has a backstamp. There are way too many to list here as it would take a whole new website to list them all! 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.
You can get a copy by clicking on the link below or alternatavely your local library will probably have a copy in their reference section. General clues to dates can be given by words which appear in the backstamp. Arms after have simple quartered shield, pre have an inescutcheon or extra shield in the centre. Registered Numbers. Registered numbers are a consecutive numbering system which started in of designs which were registered by companies.
Crown Staffordshire China
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North Staffordshire became a centre of ceramic production in the early 17th century,  due to the local availability of clay , salt , lead and coal. Hundreds of companies produced all kinds of pottery, from tablewares and decorative pieces to industrial items. The main pottery types of earthenware , stoneware and porcelain were all made in large quantities, and the Staffordshire industry was a major innovator in developing new varieties of ceramic bodies such as bone china and jasperware , as well as pioneering transfer printing and other glazing and decorating techniques.
In general Staffordshire was strongest in the middle and low price ranges, though the finest and most expensive types of wares were also made. By the late 18th century North Staffordshire was the largest producer of ceramics in Britain, despite significant centres elsewhere. Large export markets took Staffordshire pottery around the world, especially in the 19th century. Some production continues in the area, but at a fraction of the levels at the peak of the industry.
The boom came after the discovery in by potter John Astbury of Shelton , that by adding heated and ground flint powder to the local reddish clay he could create a more palatable white or Creamware. In the early s the process was converted to grinding bone , which had a similar effect. With the coming of pottery products distribution by railway that began in the s, mainly by the London and North Western Railway and Midland Railway , there was a considerable increase in business.
The Chartist General Strike was ignited by striking collieries in the Potteries, and led to the Pottery Riots. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Historic ceramic-producing region within the present Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.