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For sale' Royal Stafford 'Roses to Remember' Bone China tea set - 21 piece: 6 x tea cups - gold line centre of handle - fluted rim - around 8. Japanese bone china half tea set including teapot and lid, milk jug and lid, sugar bowl and lid, 6 side plates and 6 cups and saucers; very good condition; translucent face appears at bottom of cups.
This is a small illustrated essay on the collection of my mother-in-law's bone china. She got them from her own mother and mother-in-law. She thinks they are at least about 50 years old. And no, she is not interested in selling them.
Dating paragon bone china
China is the soul of tea. It did not just give the world-embracing brew, but also the fine porcelain in which it was to be consumed. Who has not beholden an antique Chinese porcelain of stunning beauty. The history of porcelain goes deep into Chinese antiquity. The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arise mainly from the formation of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired body at these high temperatures.
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The Chinese were already using delicate porcelain teapots and bowls in their tea drinking ceremonies,during the period Europe got introduced to tea. Later, merchants from the Continent imported these wares along with the loose tea leaves.
As tea grew in popularity among the wealthy, so did the ritual of drinking tea from these porcelain cups services. Because collecting Chinese tea services became rapidly popular, some entrepreneurs decided to craft and manufacture porcelain tea sets for sale in Europe. English potters started by copying some of the des produced in China. The region of Staffordshire became an established area for pottery. Almost all the famous English manufacturers of Bone China were based here. The most important advancement in porcelain making came from Josiah Spode in late 18th Century.
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He invented and perfected a process that added bone ash, flint and feldspar to the English clays. These additions produced the material known as bone china, which was the hardest, most durable porcelain available. Today, bone china is synonymous with fine English tea sets. Bone ash comes from the pulverized and burned bones of animal. By adding bone ash to the porcelain also made the end product less expensive and lighter in weight. Because it was less expensive, it allowed more middle class families to purchase and enjoy porcelain tea sets, creating an unprecedented market for ceramics in England and Europe.
Dating colclough bone china
He was the man to bring fine bone china to ordinary people rather than the rich few. They were the first company to produce fine bone china for the every day market which was marketed by the piece, ruling out the need for large sets to be purchased first. Colclough and Ridgeway became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 's. However, inColclough discontinued production. Was was established by Alferd Meakin in Many early shapes were fluted, and included floral motifs and rich patterns in shades of red, green and blue in the style of popular Japanese Imari patterns.
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Above all, Royal Albert's early success was linked to an uncanny ability to cater for all tastes - from the modest to the most expensive. It was they who combined the fineness, whiteness and purity of the bone china ceramic body with sensual and informal rococo shapes and floral des.
The English fondness for cottage gardens and shady woods naturally inspired thousands of des - motifs which have been adapted and updated through period fashions, such as s vivid Art Deco floral patterns. And the royal links have been retained.
Royal Albert has two Royal Warrants and continues to commemorate important events and anniversaries. Also became known in the 's as 'Royal Adderley' under the 'Ridgway' backstamp. The firm was actually oficially known as "Adderleys Ltd" from until its takeover by Pearsons Ridgway in when the Adderley pottery mark was retained as a backstamp only. The mark 'Royal Adderley' was also used after the merger, especially for bone china tea sets. The 'Royal' tag was transferred from the Ridgways warrant.
John Ridgway had been appointed potter to Queen Victoria in the 's.
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The one here is from post but before take over by Wedgwood around Staffordshire records show that the Plant family were potters of renown going back at least as far as There are jugs and white glaze baskets marked - made by a Benjamin Plant. Also, the diary of the same individual is kept in a private collection showing how much he paid for glazes and other potting materials - a unique insight into the history of Tuscan tableware. Victoria Works was established in by Ralph Shaw.
It was subsequently run by his tenants which included Yale and Barker. In this case, the various owners of the company over the years can be identified in this initials in the emblem.
In the19th century the firm produced most classes of earthenware and extended their range to bone china in the 20th century. The firm became a subsidiary of Alfred Clough Ltd. March 31, Niraj Lama.
China and Porcelain China is the soul of tea. Victoria Victoria Works was established in by Ralph Shaw. Filed in: Ceramics.
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