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Mason’s Ironstone China (England) other items

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, shapes, etc grouped together. We have tried to include as many ceramics and pottery marks as possible, but also tried to avoid too much duplication.

Collectable China Date CATALOGUE DATE ss English Hand Painted Floral Pattern Vintage Tea Saucer £; English Ironstone.

Prized both for its durability and timeless good looks, ironstone has been a favorite of pottery and dishware collectors for more than two centuries. Ironstone china is a glaze-covered earthenware that was first patented by Charles James Mason in and other manufacturers followed suit. At one point, there were almost makers of ironstone china and they made everything from plates and bowls to tureens, covered casseroles, pitchers, gravy boats and even chamber pots.

Most pieces come from England, France and the United States. Although, ironstone’s popularity has come in waves, this durable dishware has remained a favorite among antique collectors for decades. It might also say “stoneware”. The best way for you to learn to spot ironstone is by studying a piece of ironstone. The most noticeable thing is the weight. A piece of ironstone will always feel heavier than it looks.

Ironstone 101 | what is ironstone?

Flo Blue, Blue Willow, and Staffordshire Historical Blue are all names of various wares decorated with underglaze transfer designs in cobalt blue. Although limited reproductions of all those types have been made for many years, new blue transferware now occupies entire pages of reproduction wholesale catalogs. Several American wholesalers each sell over 40 new shapes; one English supplier offers nearly pieces.

Many new pieces have patterns identical, or at least very similar, to authentic 19th century patterns. These old-appearing patterns are applied to new pieces made in 19th century shapes such as tea caddies, toothbrush holders, pitcher and wash basins and others. Almost all the reproductions are also marked with symbols, trade names and words found in original 19th century marks.

Brown White DINNER PLATES – Fine English Ironstone – Transferware Floral Patterns – Mismatched Vintage China – England – Priced Per Plate!!!

I have received a lot of questions lately about ironstone, what it is, and how to identify it. Pieces of ironstone can be found for only a few dollars or a dime, like this past weekend , but pieces that are very old and in perfect condition can fetch hundreds like the elusive cake pedestals…sigh. I also love pieces that show their age through crazing, stains, chips and cracks. What is ironstone? Ironstone china is a glaze-covered earthenware. It was first patented by Charles James Mason in and other manufacturers followed suit.

Even chamber pots. Its popularity has come in waves and was apparently wildly popular in the s. What do hallmarks look like? Will there always be a hallmark? The hallmark is the manufacturers marking on the bottom or back of a piece, so the look of the hallmark depends on who made it and when. Sometimes it will tell you the piece is ironstone, but not always. I also have some pieces that have no markings at all or just some blurry initials.

Pottery Marks Identification Guide & Index

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Blue Transferware: Flow Blue, Ironstone, Blue Willow, Staffordshire Several American wholesalers each sell over 40 new shapes; one English supplier Those symbols are particularly useful when dating the products of legitimate potteries.

We ship with care, every day! Log in or Create account. Cart 0. Menu Cart 0. These pages have been added as a guide to date your pieces. We do not offer any further dating, pattern finding or valuations of your items. Click here. The origins of this traditional English brand go back over years to the Wood family, and the famous master potters Ralph and Enoch Wood.

Washington Pottery, College Road, Shelton

Off to the left is Shelton Farm, complete with sheep. This still stands, but the pottery was demolished in In he pottery was producing over , pieces of earthenware per week, mainly for export.

As you can see from the base marks, the range is called “Beefeater” and was produced by English Ironstone Pottery Ltd. They date from the early s era.

Last week, we featured a wonderful set of vintage bull plates — this week we have some equally fantastic fish plates! We bought five of the set in a single purchase and then managed to track down the missing plate in the following days. Three years later, it became English Ironstone Tableware Ltd, so you can trace the age of an item from its back stamp.

As with the bull plates, these colourful fish plates would look amazing displayed on a long shelf or mounted on a wall. Both types are listed in our web shop. We thought that we must have written a post about this range of crockery before. Surely, it deserves one! They date from the early s era. They display really well and look great on a long shelf or mounted on a wall.

Porcelain and Pottery Maker’s Marks (1700’s – 1980’s …

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Dear Helaine and Joe: Enclosed is a photo of a “pearl stone” teapot and what I believe is a sugar bowl. The teapot cover has the ironstone logo with the “Rd” symbol.

Mark c+ Arthur Wood Quality England Source: Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Mark. The origins of this traditional English brand go back over.

The development and gradual perfection of a thin-hard-firing pale yellow or cream colored earthenware, which after initial firing could be dipped into a clear glaze has been considered by many to be the most important ceramic development of the eighteenth century. The cream colored body was the result of a combination of a variety of ground flints and clay which produced a cream colored body when fired at lower temperatures.

The new cream colored ware or creamware first developed in the s was utilized in almost every manner that the state of eighteenth century ceramic technology made possible. In , refinements of the cream colored ware were achieved by Josiah Wedgwood and Thomas Whieldon which resulted in the production of an even firing, rich green glaze c.

This green glazed creamware however was not very popular and efforts to further refine the plain cream colored ware, later called “Queen’s Ware,” and now known as creamware, progressed. Creamware is believed to have been perfected by Josiah Wedgwood as early as In general, it is assumed that the earlier pieces of the refined plain creamware are deeper yellow in color c. Unfortunately, this generalization id not infallible, especially since Wedgwood is known to have admitted having difficultly in maintaining the same color from batch to batch.

Pearlware was developed by Josiah Wedgwood in as the result of his attempts to improve the whiteness of creamwares. Pearlware or “Pearl White” as Wedgwood termed it, is characterized by a whitened creamware body and a bluish tinted glaze, the result of the addition of cobalt to neutralize the natural yellow tint of the glaze. One of the major advantages of pearlware was its close resemblance to porcelain, especially when decorated in blue.


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