Antique Bone China Page - Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China Tea Set - "Clare" Pattern
Tea Set made by 'Clare' - Clare China Co. Ltd. based at Ruby Works, Longton - printed with crown logo mark from 1951 onwards.
Antique Bone China Page - Query regarding Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China Tea Set - "Clare" Pattern:- I was given a tea set consisting of 6 cups, saucers & small/side cake plates with a sugar basin & milk/creamer jug plus a larger serving cake plate by my godmother.
To my mind it's a beautiful gift to have received. I would like to know more about this elegant tea set.
It is Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China in the Clare pattern, reference numbers 419 - 424 (on the cups).
It comes in pastel shades on the outside or top, but white inside with a gold trim on the outside or top edges. The saucers & plates have scalloped edges. The cups and sugar basin have a stunning floral print on the inside. The basin & jug are slightly "egged-shaped" with rounded scalloped indents on the sides. The cups are round at the top & narrow at the base.
I hope I have done justice in my description of this regal tea set in helping to identify it. I would like to know how old it is, the current value & if it had a matching teapot. If so, would I be able to obtain one.
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To: Antique Bone China Page - Query regarding Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China Tea Set - "Clare" Pattern:-
Thanks for your interesting - "Clare" Pattern inquiry. Feel free to upload a picture of your set and always describe or include a photo of the backstamp. This always helps with identification!
How lucky you are to be given such a nice tea set.
First thing to say is, whenever visitors ask me for an idea of valuation, I send them straight to the following page which has been written especially to help you in your search for how to value your porcelain wares or china collection. www.figurines-sculpture.com/antique-china-values.html
If you would
like an expedited answer, go to my page there in a hurry!....
My unique identification & valuation page will help you know how to estimate the value of your wares for free, and will also allow you to see if the mark is identifiable by experts without you having to pay any money upfront. This service is unique online and is designed to protect my site visitors from wasting their time and money online.
Anyway, that said, I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, and apologies if I'm wrong, but my gut feeling tells me this set sounds very much like the style of a tea set made by 'Clare'. That would be Clare China Co. Ltd. based at Ruby Works, Longton (printed with crown logo mark from 1951 onwards).
They were a 'Staffordshire Pottery' of course, but not related to the company by the name of 'Crown Staffordshire', based at Minerva Works in Fenton, Staffs and formerly known as Thomas Green.
I have included, above, a photo of a backstamp of a typical Clare piece (very nice too!). Without photos uploaded from yourself, we first have to double check which of the Staffordshire companies made the lovely bone china tea set of yours.
First thing to say is valuations for vintage and fine china are specialist niches unto themselves with vast amounts of knowledge and research material required….
On the 'antique china values' page I inked to above, I explain how you can get a very aproximate idea of the online auction price of your wares.
However, before we can get an idea of the auction value online price guide, we need to establish if this is a 'Crown Staffordshire' (Greens) bone china tea set or a Clare bone china tea set!
Just double checking!
Let me know.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china