Antique Bone China Query - Artone Bone China

Artone Bone China - Bone China Fancies and Tableware

Artone Bone China - Bone China Fancies and Tableware

Antique Bone China Query - Artone Bone China - "made in England":


Can you tell me anything about this company called Artone Bone China? Thanks!

Answer by Peter (Admin)

Hello Dear Visitor

Thank you for taking the time to ask your query about Artone Pottery. Artone China began in 1946 in Burslem, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. I don't have any record of it ever closing down, so it may well still be operating. You could check by looking in the Stoke phone book.

A small company, they specialized in hand painted bone china 'studio' type items such as flowers, fancies and figures. Their characteristic potters mark is a the outline of a painter's palette with a printed mark within.

I enclose a photo above of some typical Artone wares.

Hope this helps with your query.

Peter (admin)

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Artone
by: Diana

Artone was founded by brothers George and Jack Lawton along with their wives Irene and Frances.They trained at Doulton before second world war and founded the company afterwards.

A little more detail on Artone Pottery from the family
by: Beth

Re your entry on Artone. I thought you might like a little more detail.

Artone was founded by my grandparents and my great uncle, who all previously worked at Doulton. It was originally called Manton, but the name was changed to Artone after Minton objected.

They sold the business in around 1979 and I believe the company that they sold it too discontinued the name a short time afterwards.

Sadly my grandparents are now dead and I regret not asking them more about the business when I had the chance.

Beth

ARTONE Cream Pail
by: Stephen Mells, Edinburgh , Scotland

I had been searching for some time for any information on this cream pail I purchased at a flea market.

Until I found this web site all appeared to be fruitless. I collect stone bottles; the old ginger beer and stout types. These were mostly manufactured by Buchans of Portobello; although many potteries produced these wares. I was drawn to this particular piece because of the colors and pastoral scene - I have it on my kitchen dresser.

Also it is quite large - approximately 12 inches tall by 13 inches wide to the outside of the handles. Quite a large piece for a potter to ' throw '. Not too sure how many of these are around. I would have thought that pieces of this size are easily broken.

Was this a piece purely for display or was it actually used for cream ? It would be good to be able to get a more specific date / year of manufacture rather than somewhere between 1946 - 1993.

I have had Prattware in the past where the use of colors , particularly on their pot lids , was prolific and attractive. This one is colorful and dare I say quite pretty with the floral decoration.


artone-cream-pail



Anyway, a big thank you to all the contributors this and the other main thread on Artone here;

I have been enlightened.

Stephen

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The Forum Help Elf Says:-

There are two other discussion threads on Artone on this site that Stephen is referring to:-

www.figurines-sculpture.com/unknown-crown-pottery-mark-on-pie-vent-chinaman.html

and

www.figurines-sculpture.com/artone-pie-vents.html

artone Mr and Mrs Fox
by: laura

I purchased a pair of small foxes made by Artone. I've looked for more info on them but the Internet drew nothing at all. One site said they were rare which seems right as I can't find anything. I've only found a rabbit by artone online. Any further info would be good thankyou.

value and how old
by: sue

I have a pair of artone hand painted bone China a one is sleepyhead signed boy in he's pajamas with hes teddy the other is a girl with her doll and she is signed Amne

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