CompleteTEA SET Inheritance - stanley fine bone china england est 1875
by Sue T
(Sevenoaks, Kent, UK)
Complete TEA SET Inheritance - Stanley fine bone china England est 1875
Complete TEA SET Inheritance - Stanley fine bone china England est 1875:- We have a near complete tea set (one saucer missing) as part of an inheritance and it's from the mysterious Stanley fine bone china England est 1875.
The pattern mark looks like 1025/10. I photographed one of the cups and the mark.
Can anyone validate the maker and identify the pattern.
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The forum Help Elf says:-
Yes, quite a confusing mix of firms used the Stanley, or Royal Stanley mark at different times. You obviously read the article here:-Stanley Pottery Marks
That is quite a long and detailed article, but the important bit for you is this bit:-
"The ‘Stanley China Works’, based in Longton, run by the firm mentioned above, called Charles Amison (& Co Ltd). They produced bone china and porcelains from 1889 - 1962. Their pottery marks are distinct from Colclough’s “Royal” Stanley, not only in that they never, to my knowledge, carry the word “Royal”, but also in that apart from their earlier pottery marks, they carry the words “bone china”. Remember, Colclough’s Royal Stanley was an earthenware maker, not a bone china plant, which needs specialist kilns."
Your mark is specifically Amison's dating from exactly 1953 - 62. So that dates your tea service. You can go to Replacements.com to see if they sell your pattern. If so, bear in mind the retail prices you see are not the prices you yourself will get at auction (divide by 2 to 3 to get the likely auction estimate). If they don't sell the exact pattern, find one in a similar vein and price from that service.
The 1875 date is a slight conundrum. These late marks normally show an 1878 date - the recorded date of their founding in 1878 comes from a former incarnation of the firm (formerly Amison & Lawson). I have seen your exact mark before, but always with a 1878 date, never with 1875. So even more mysteries to solve with the Stanley backstamp.
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