Antique Bone China Query: Roslyn, Sutherland, Tuscan, Royal Albert, Colclough, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, Delphine, Royal Doulton, Crown Lynn

by Donna Bird
(New Zealand)

Antique Bone China Query:  Roslyn, Sutherland, Tuscan, Royal Albert, Colclough, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, Delphine, Royal Doulton, Crown Lynn. Image: Roslyn China - originally a pottery mark of Reid & Co

Antique Bone China Query: Roslyn, Sutherland, Tuscan, Royal Albert, Colclough, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, Delphine, Royal Doulton, Crown Lynn. Image: Roslyn China - originally a pottery mark of Reid & Co

Antique Bone China Query: Roslyn, Sutherland, Tuscan, Royal Albert, Colclough, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, Delphine, Royal Doulton, Crown Lynn companies:-


If you have some time I would like to know about some china things I have inherited: Some Royal Albert, Sutherland, Delphine, Tuscan, Colclough, Royal Doulton, Roslyn, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, and Crown Lynn.

My Grandmother was Doris Bird and she was married to Harry Bird.

Anyway I think the pieces have a story some how as they came to New Zealand to work at Crown Lynn and she (Doris) was responsible for the application of gold at Crown Lynn.

I was wondering is there a connection with all these companies?

Cheers

Donna Bird

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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Antique Bone China Query: Roslyn, Sutherland, Tuscan, Royal Albert, Colclough, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, Delphine, Royal Doulton, Crown Lynn companies

Hi Donna

Many thanks for your query. You are lucky to have inherited what reads like a Who's Who of china manufacturers. Your grandparents were 'in the business' and over the years obviously built up a beautiful collection of Staffordshire china wares.

You can read up on most of these makers in my A to Z China Manufacturers Guide on this site: China Manufacturers A to Z. The less notable will not have a section, but I will cover them here.

Some of the makers are related, others not. Sutherland and Delphine are pottery marks of Hudson & Middleton (one of the few makers to survive intact without being taken over by one of the giant concerns like Wedgwood or Royal Doulton).

Royal Albert is one of the most prestigious and collectible of the bone china manufacturers and fetch high prices. They are now owned by The Wedgwood Group.

Tuscan was similarly taken over, but their claim to fame is their links with multi-award winning designer Susie Cooper.

Colclough was the maker who made bone china accessible to ordinary folk. My parents' collection of the Colclough's 'Amoretta' pattern was my first introduction to fine bone china (and their pride and joy).

Roslyn, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, and Crown Lynn are the lesser known bone china manufacturers.

Roslyn China of Park Place Works, Longton, were originally a trade mark of Reid & Co who were founded in 1913. They changed their name to Roslyn China in 1946 and ceased trading in 1963. Their specialty was bone china.

Royal Wessex is a pottery mark I am not familiar with, so any information you have or photographs would be gratefully received.

***UPDATE***
I have now received more info on who made Royal Wessex. see:-

Royal Wessex Swinnertons

***END UPDATE***

Queen Anne is a pottery mark of a Staffordshire pottery called Shore & Coggins of Longton. They traded from 1911 to 1966. There other pottery marks included Bell China and Princess Anne China.

Crown Lynn is not mentioned in any of my books, but I understand from you that they were a New Zealand maker. Any further information from you would be great (where, when, who, what, etc), so feel free to leave an update in the comments section.

For further help with identification and valuation, you might want to take a look at the following page:

www.figurines-sculpture.com/antique-china-values.html

This is a unique identification & valuation service I've created which puts you in touch with a professional appraiser (personally checked out by me) who can tell you if your pottery mark is identifiable by experts without you having to pay any money upfront. My service is unique online and is designed to protect my site visitors from wasting their time and money online.

It's an invaluable resource tool if you're really getting into researching your wares.

Hope this information helps point you in the right direction. Don't forget to send me that Crown Lynn info!

***Editor's note: for more on Donna's fascinating story, see

Crown Lynn ware from New Zealand

and

Swinnertons Royal Wessex china ware


Best regards,

Peter (admin)

p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-

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Comments for Antique Bone China Query: Roslyn, Sutherland, Tuscan, Royal Albert, Colclough, Royal Wessex, Queen Ann, Delphine, Royal Doulton, Crown Lynn

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Royal Wessex, E-Book
by: Anonymous

I have some Royal Wessex that I just bought Linen Fleury in a resale shop - it's just 5 soup bowls but very beautiful. They're not marked Royal Wessex and appear to be newer (stamped name on bottom seems modern) but when I google - the pattern does come up Royal Wessex. I wish you would have written more about Royal Wessex as it's very beautiful and a great quality china. Anyway, also - I'd rather buy your book than download because of ink costs. I do not like reading research books on the web as it's hard to "flip" back to a page for quick study. I think the book costs about $15.00 more buying on-line simply because you would use a lot of ink upon printing the book.

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Further comment by Peter (admin)

Hi

Thanks for your story about Royal Wessex. The wares sound very nice.

Since I wrote that answer, I found out a bit more about Royal Wessex, but forgot to update this particular entry.

The makers were a company called Swinnertons. You can see the full entry here:-

Royal Wessex Swinnertons.

When you say 'Linen Fleury' is this the name of the pattern on the pottery mark?

I agree with you about ink costs with ebooks, but where ebooks have come into their own is when many more people now have laptops, their computers come around with them and you never need to print anything out.

Many ebooks are very much information oriented and it is often quicker to access and use the info within a PDF download than it is a physical book (doesn't take up as much space either!)

Best regards

Peter (admin)

Linen Fleury Royal Wessex By Swinnertons
by: Anonymous

Linen Fleury Royal Wessex By Swinnertons:- Thanks for responding, Peter. Linen Fleury is the pattern. Searching for Linen Fleury brought me to the Replacements site which showed this to be Royal Wessex but there were NO replacements. It only had a pic of a chop plate, too. I can't find any more pieces on the web at the moment either. Anyway, the marked Linen Fleury does not look like an "old" mark but a newer one. Still, it could be vintage - from the 1980's or 70's - not sure. Conversely, it could just be in excellent condition. Either way - thanks for your kind response and the info.

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Further Comment by Peter (admin)

to Linen Fleury Royal Wessex By Swinnertons

Hi again

Thanks for your follow up and onformation on Linen Fleury (Royal Wessex By Swinnertons).

Replacements.com is a mine of information about patterns for just about every fine china maker under the sun.

They don't give any background information on the maker though, so this site, which has all the info and Replacements.com who have the patterns, is a good combination for visitors.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

Linen Fleury
by: Anonymous

Salad looks so pretty when surrounded by vines and leaves, lol!

Roslyn Fine Bone China
by: Anonymous

I have a very small creamer that is at the very least 50yrs old & probably older as I am 56 & my grandmother had it my whole life. It says "Fine Bone Roslyn China, Made In England, Garland, reg d no. 8465" on the bottom. Can anyone tell me its value?

Identifying Unusual Queen Anne Cup
by: JulieaB

I have come across a Queen Anne cup (no saucer, nor pattern name or number on its backmarks) with what looks very like a large pink daffodil on the cup's exterior and a hummingbird on the interior. I would love to know what the saucer looks like. Currently, I have this cup set upon a Queen Anne saucer with gold filigree in a regular pattern of triangles radiating out from the edge of the saucer back by about a 1/3 of the radius of the saucer overall. It too has no Pattern name of number on its backmark. I was wondering if you or any of your readers know anything about the Queen Anne cup to which I am referring?

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