Vintage Ironstone

St Peter Quietly secluded in a hollow, encircled by meadow land. Dating mainly from the 14th century. Unusual tower only slightly higher than the roof of the nave. Much restored in the 19th century. Several tombs of knights, clergy and parishioners dating back to the 13th century. Altar tomb of William Greville… Alkerton: Dating back to early 13th century. Small and intimate architecture marking transition from Norman to early English. Steep roof replaced by low pitched roof in 14th century. Organ chamber added in the 19th century during major refurbishment.

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Because they exemplified all the traits of the boom in Staffordshire china making typical of 19th century England. Three grandsons of the reputable Meakin china dynasty with the Johnson surname bought a bankrupted tableware pot bank in and went out on their own. That was a brave move. Were the upstarts setting themselves up to fail, or would they rock the oldies with their dynamic success?

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Alfred Meakin died in and was succeeded by his son Alfred James who died only four years later. The company appears to have been the amalgamation of three separate factories Royal, Victoria and Highgate Potteries. The families of Meakin, Johnson, Ridgway and Pearson were all related and their activities intertwined. According to an advertisement, Alfred Meakin manufactured ironstone china and white granite ware, suitable for export.

The company are reported to have set up their own methods of distribution in the USA and used the mail order catalogues of large US companies. Alfred Meakin was one of the most prolific manufacturers of the Tea Leaf design, exported by many other Staffordshire companies following its introduction as a motif in the mid s. Together with other simple designs it supplemented the plain white ironstone which was in common use in America.

The motif was normally produced in copper lustre although examples of gold lustre have been found — the design was consequently also known as Lustre Spray.

Fanciful Figurines

There is nothing wrong in buying a piece of china that was manufactured recently – it is wrong to represent these pieces as being “old” or “antique” and charging accordingly. The extreme popularity of buying china on-line through eBay or other auctions has been causing problems. The Flow Blue International Collectors Club nor its Education Committee can police the Internet or eBay all we can do is try to educate our members so they can do intelligent buying, both at conventions and on the net.

Marks may include Royal Coat of Arms in various styles. Many of these pieces look quite like late Victorian Flow Blue, they have fooled several collectors.

Antique Bone China A-Z Guide. yet is still surprisingly chip resistant compared with lesser crockery like ironstone and earthenware. The only criticism levelled is the lack of imagination on the design of the antique bone china shapes. The antique bone china production began in around

If you are trying to find the meaning of elusive pottery marks or need to research famous potters we have a large selection of both and are adding to the site all the time. There are some useful guides about how to look after your collection, and even start your collection. Please feel free to bookmark the site and browse at your convenience. Collecting Pottery Sylvac cat People have admired fine china pottery for centuries, but collecting ordinary domestic pottery and local wares is a more recent interest.

Pottery by fashionable makers and designers is expensive, especially in antique shops and specialised sales, but it is still possible to build an interesting collection of modern ceramics without breaking the bank. Starting a pottery collection Keep your eyes open. You need great enthusiasm and a willingness to hunt for interesting pottery everywhere you go. Look out for antique fairs, general auctions, house clearance sales, junk shops and car boot sales — anywhere that might have china and pottery for sale.

Have you looked in your own attic. After years of the Antiques Roadshow, there are not many genuine Ming vases just waiting to be picked up for a song, but some copies have become collectable and valuable in their own right. The recent vogue for Clarice Cliff has led to faking of pieces like the conical sugar shakers — the originals can fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

Welcome to the eight Churches of the Ironstone Benefice in North Oxfordshire.

Contact us for additional photos, with questions, etc. Early 19th century Englsih reticulated chesnut basket decorated with flowers. Coalport porcelain plates decorated with classical figures and gilt Greek key border on salmon and brown ground

Pair 18th c. English New Hall porcelain small plates decorated en grisaille with oak leaf and acorn border. 18th century Wood pearlware obelisk in the Adam taste made to imitate porphyry. Antique 18th century Neale & Co shell decorated creamware shield shape dish. –

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Marks are incised or cut into the wet clay, impressed with a tool into the wet clay or stamped with a machine and ink on dry clay. Marks may also be created in the mold — and these are the most permanent. Paper labels are the least permanent marks, and many companies used a paper label and another method for marking wares. Debolt’s Dictionary of American Pottery Marks is another good resource for identifying whitewareCeramics that are white or off-white, often high-fired, including vitreous china and ironstone, and usually used for dinnerware or bathroom sets.

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J & G Meakin England Penhurst Place English Ironstone 7″ Dessert Salad Plate. by SANGO. $ (1 used offer) J & G Meakin England Royal Staffordshire Avondale Ironstone Blue Flowers Vegetable Pasta Salad Serving Bowl. by J & G Meakin. $ (2 used offers).

Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Pottery Marks Index A collection of pottery marks using photos and images from our antiques collection For easy reference and as a quick guide to the possible attribution of your latest porcelain collectible or pottery marks. The marks listed below are grouped as far as was possible in a logical order, with similar signs, graphics, etc grouped together. We have tried to include as many pottery marks as possible, but also tried to avoid too much duplication.

Scan the index of pottery marks until you find a mark similar to your mark. If we have additional information on the mark you can click the image to open that section. If no additional information is currently available, the potter will be named below the image and clicking will open the Antique Collectibles gallery, to assist you with any examples of the potters items we may have listed. You can also try searching for the potter in the search box above.

Including various marks from a range of British and European pottery and porcelain manufacturers.

Johnson Brothers White English Ironstone Chelsea 9″ Oval Bakers Bowl c. 1890’s

In William Young, in connection with his son, Wm. For four years they made hardware porcelain, some china vases, pitchers of various kinds and a few dishes. The marks used were, in , an eagle; from to , the English Arms.

The Wedgwood Museum’s collections include not only pieces of Wedgwood but also items made by Wedgwood’s subsidiary firms, both before and after their amalgamation into the Wedgwood Group. This J & G Meakin plate dating from the s is in Blue Nordic pattern on Classic shape.

You can see all these below. Trentham Art Ware Bulls: Bitossi style rimini blu, or turquoise blue bull by Jema of Holland. These hard-to-find mid-century bulls were produced around the same time as, and were styled on, the Bitossi bull by Aldo Londi, but are slightly larger. Jema Holland Bull Model A stylish mid-century English design — these Lotus Pottery stylised bulls, designed by Elizabeth Skipworth, are becoming quite iconic ceramics. This is one of my favourite bulls but I know little about it.

It is very competently modelled but I do not know who the potter is. Any help will be gratefully received. The designs down its sides make me think of the Celtic Pottery but their patterns are painted on; on this bull the design is created by a wax resist technique.

Mason’s Ironstone China Soup Tureen, Under-Plate

Information about the 18th century Staffordshire pottery company Ridgway Pottery was a pottery manufacturer based in Staffordshire, England. It was here that the first type of Ridgwayware was produced. The Ridgwayware included dessert, tea, and dinner services, and they competed with Mintonware as well as with the products from Spode, Rockingham, and Worcester. However, it was the Ridgway’s high quality earthenware with blue printed designs that were extremely popular.

During , the pottery works that was formed by Job Ridgway was taken over by John and William Ridgway. It was also during the exhibition that John Ridgway received a high recommendation from Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Brief History and Description. Ridgway Pottery was one of the earliest Staffordshire potteries, founded by Ralph Ridgway during However, it was in , the brothers George and Job Ridgway registered Ridgway Potteries Limited at Bell Works, North Staffordshire, England.

A similar subsidy taken five years earlier containing just fourteen names, all but one who appear in the above list, suggests a fairly stable community. In the monks at Croxden endowed the vicarage at Alton, and built a house for the vicar. This may be connected with the fact that two years later the abbey was granted permission to appoint its own monks as vicars. This would have coincided with the Reformation. Until this point the majority of the interiors of churches, large and small, were emblazoned with colourful images of religious scenes covering the walls.

The newly-established Puritans, considering this as a remnant of the old Catholic religion, obliterated these, usually by covering them with several layers of whitewash. The removal of plaster from the north wall of the nave in revealed traces of two medieval paintings. Both are fragmentary and appear to have been painted over an earlier image.

The most prominent of the two is a text taken from the Book of Ezra 7: There are also four coats of arms painted on the pillars of the arcade dating from the 14th century, so badly faded now, that only that of St Chad is identifiable. During the medieval period agriculture dominated the lives of almost all of the inhabitants of Alton. The arable land covered a substantial area immediately to the east of Town Head and the landscape would have appeared as one large farm with the common fields ploughed, harrowed, sown and reaped communally by the tenants.

Ridgway Pottery

Old English is the name of the shape style of the pieces in this line. The Old English shape can be found with numerous different decorations from simple to very complex patterns. This site lists just a few of the different patterns used on the Old English shape:

Unlike most old English potters, Josiah Wedgwood marked the majority of his products and Wedgwood Identification and Dating marks are something for which the collector should always trademarks, which always contain the work Wedgwood, have differed for various reasons throughout the company’s history.

The pattern has a fascinating history. Its origins, however are even older and tradition has it that the pattern was brought to Europe from China or Japan at some time in the late 18th Century. Frantz Heinrich Muller first produced the pattern at his pottery in Copenhagen at some time between and After establishing his pottery he travelled to Germany and recruited skilled workers from the Meissen factories.

Muller was a chemist and his contribution may have been the development of the characteristic ultramarine blue used on the wares. On close examination the pattern consists of a repeating pattern of mussels and stylized flowers traditionally in an under-glaze blue on a white background. The pattern is complex, but not over-elaborate and sits crisply on any pure white background.

It seems somehow to typify the typical Danish love of hygiene in food preparation and service, this quality being self-expressed in terms of coolness. There is a clean, satisfying, superlative beauty in it that seems to conjure up a sense of health and vitality. Company records suggest that the pattern was produced from the s and with virtually no modification to the pattern or shape was produced until the closure of the business in Ltd who continued to supply the market with the popular pattern – including the ‘Furnivals’ backstamp!

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