Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Grimwades' Royal Winton small dish

The backmark of this small dish seems to suggest a date in the late 1930s, though it could be later.

I can't find any other example with a similar pattern, though the style of dish is common enough. Obviously a very special piece.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sadler teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl

The Stoke on Trent Museum webpage on James Sadler & Sons seems to indicate that this crinolined lady pattern was popular in the 1930s, though the backstamp evidently suggests a date of 1947+.    I have other pieces of this pattern made by different companies. 

The butter dish below, same pattern, is made by Lancaster and Sandland.
Lancaster & Sandland  apparently started in 1944.

This small dish has a backstamp from Royal Art Pottery, England.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Imperial Porcelain, St Petersberg

It's dinner plate size but made new according to a 1744 pattern.   It was purchased recently by Julie from a shop attached to the factory in St Petersberg, Russia.  It's for on the wall, not to eat off.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Royal Doulton "Moss Rose" bread and butter plate 1940

I found this cute Royal Doulton bread and butter plate at the Moonee Ponds BSL last week - the original is much nicer than the photo.  I don't know what the shape of the plate is called, but I like it.

The back mark with "Bone China" at the bottom intimates a date between 1928 and 1973, and the code bnumber V2247 gives a date of 1940, according to the Antiques Marks website.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Johnson Bros Flow Blue "Jewel" pattern dinner plate

This is a Johnston Bros England Flow Blue, scalloped edge, dinner plate.

Flow blue is a style of white earthenware, sometimes porcelain, that originated in the Regency era, sometime in the 1820s, among the Staffordshire potters of England. The name is derived from the blue glaze that blurred or "flowed" during the firing process.

The backstamp indicates a post-1913 date of origin.

The factory was in the Charles Street works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent from 1883 to 2004.

Jenny found this piece in the local BSL recently.  The linked article on Flow blue indicates that most English potteries stopped doing Flow blue in the mid 1910s, to the plate may date from around that period.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mexican motif sandwich plate

"Casa Uno Ceramics by Home and Giftware.  Designed in Italy, Manufactured in Sri Lanka.  Lead & Cadmium free, Dishwashwer & Microwave Proof".

I'm a little bit of a sucker for sombreros.  I think I purchased this in an op shop in Moonee Ponds.  Age?  Post microwave oven era.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Copeland Spode "Chinese Rose" saucer

This pattern apparently dates to 1939-40.

I picked this up in an opship years ago - just like the pattern and the colours.