'E.B' - FOLEY BONE CHINA GRIFFIN POTTERY MARK QUERY
'E.B' - FOLEY BONE CHINA GRIFFIN POTTERY MARK QUERY:- I HAVE A 9 PIECE SERVICE, 2 CUPS, 2 SAUCERS, 2 SIDE PLATES, JUG, SUGAR BOWL AND LARGE PLATE. CREAM AND GILT WITH HAND PAINTED FLOWERS. MARK UNDERNEATH
MADE IN ENGLAND
FOLEY BONE CHINA
PICTURE OF A GRIFFIN
PATTERN NUMBER 2902
CAN YOU IDENTIFY FOR ME
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Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- 'E.B' - FOLEY BONE CHINA GRIFFIN POTTERY MARK QUERY
Your mark is that of E. Brain & Co Ltd from the period 1948 to 1963. They were originally called Robinson & Son (1881 - 1903). In 1963 E. Brain & Co Ltd bought out the classic name of Coalport and continued under that name until being bought out by the Wedgwood Group in 1967.
Around 1885 a gentleman called Mr E. Brain bought out his partner (Mr Robinson) at the Foley works, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. On his father's death W.H Brain took over. They had a well known trade mark 'EB'.
Please note:- a company called Wileman & Co also produced china from the same Foley works between 1892 and 1925 which makes life somewhat confusing. Wileman was also in partnership with J.B. Shelley over that period. In 1925 this 'Foley' company was renamed 'Shelley'.
There is yet another 'Foley' called 'Old Foley' by James Kent Ltd of Longton who produced various pottery marks out of the 'Old Foley Pottery' from 1897, but didn't market an actual 'Old Foley' brand until after 1955.
If you're interested to find out what your Foley service is worth, you might be interested the following page which I wrote especially to help visitors to my site research the value of their porcelain wares or china collections. I never do valuations myself as it is a specialist area requiring vast amounts of knowledge and research materials: www.figurines-sculpture.com/antique-china-values.html
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Hope this helps.
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