Some patterns included detail colours that were added on top of the main transfer after the glaze had been applied. As porcelain makers began using the Devonshire white clay their porcelain formulations became known as soft-paste or salt-glazed porcelain. Do post clear close up photos of your dish and don't forget to include the backstamps photos. There are no other chips or cracks on this 100 year old beauty. The Made in England mark was usually used after 1914. Staffordshire porcelain will always provide plenty of choice pieces for you to choose from. During the mid-19th century it was the largest export market for Staffordshire's potteries.
Probably the most recognized Staffordshire porcelain would be Blue Ware or as pictured above, although Flow Blue is more a process than a type of porcelain. The Staffordshire Pottery was predicted to sell for £70,000 but high demand pushed the hammer price to £107,000. Transactions and Journal of the British Ceramic Society. This was also about the same time the American market was opening, and many of the Staffordshire manufactories were producing porcelain directed at this new American market. I know because I've served on on it! Cobalt blue worked so well on the porous surface of unfinished porcelain pieces during the design transfer process, that the flow of the color actually helped hide some of the imperfections that naturally occur in early porcelain production.
Royal Stafford China was founded in 1845 by Thomas Poole. Transferware designs range from dense patterns that cover the piece, to small motifs applied sparingly to give a delicate appearance, as with floral motifs. There are no chips or cracks. For international buyers could you please provide a phone number as this is requested by couriers. Perfect, perfect, perfect for your Thanksgiving feast. Porcelain makers loved Flow Blue. See more ideas about High tea, Tea cup and Tea time.
Arms after 1837 have simple quartered shield, pre 1837 have an inescutcheon or extra shield in the centre. There is a large urn of flowers to the right. The strength of Mason's ironstone body enabled the company to produce ornamental objects of considerable size including vestibule vases 1. Notify me of new posts by email. This humongous platter is trimmed with gold and depicts a stunning wild turkey with a border of foliage around it. See more ideas about High tea, Tea cup and Tea time. Transferware is most often in one colour against a white background, such as blue, red, green or brown.
English porcelain was a mix of several types of porcelain, and with the diversity of potteries and porcelain makers in Staffordshire it is no wonder that recognized Staffordshire pieces can be any one of many varieties. There is a noted porcelain company named Crown Staffordshire, and Staffordshire is a region that was, and still is , home to many English porcelain makers. Before this, white ironstone ware was imported to the United States from England, beginning in the 1840s. See my blog posts to learn more about English Transferware. Using bone-china porcelain, in 1887 they began producing a fine line of Staffordshire dinnerware under the new name of Crown Staffordshire China.
As porcelain makers worked to improve their formulas, a new combination using bone ash was discovered. I will always combine postage on multiple items whenever possible. This is a lovely and very hard to find piece by Clarice Cliff. As a region, Staffordshire became the hub for many English porcelain makers and manufactories because of its close proximity to the source of Devonshire clay, a prime ingredient in the formula for most. Antique ironstone wares are collectable, and in particular items made by Mason's.
In August 2012, a varied collection of good Staffordshire antique porcelain exceeded all expectations when it was sold at a Devon auction house. So, as you can see, the name Staffordshire can represent many areas in antique porcelain collecting. Many countries will be cheaper than this so please ask. 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. The seal was the property of Joan, Lady of Wake, who died in 1443. The earliest American ironstone potters were in operation around.
These lovely tea or side plates are by Royal Stafford in Bramble Rose pattern. Due to their enthusiasm for the new cobalt blue coloring, even though the scenes and designs were different, the majority of porcelain pieces produced for this market used cobalt blues as the main colors, hence the name Blue Ware. This is information every keen porcelain collector should know. Naturally, I went to the dishes and linens first, where I found this tablecloth. I will invoice the correct amount once packed. His first manufacturing venture was a partnership with Thomas Wolfe and John Lucock in Liverpool, and he later formed a partnership with George Wolfe to manufacture pottery in Staffordshire.
The ceramic art of Great Britain, from pre-historic times. This is such a hard to find piece! In the second photo you will see a tiny red dot and a tiny blue one. Often with a set of initials within the knot loops and sometimes a crown above the knot. It's in near pristine condition, having a little wear to the gold trim, though not much, and little crazing. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts: Two-volume Set, Volume 1. I missed this little diversion.
. A variety of ironstone types was being produced by the mid-19th century. Staffordshire porcelain is essentially all the above. Staffordshire Pottery Identification Using Backstamps The name of the pottery manufacturer and an approximation of date of manufacture can be discovered if the piece of pottery has a backstamp. Details of the registrations are held at the Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey.