Gainsborough Bone China Pottery Mark
by Mrs M Mills
Gainsborough Bone China Pottery Mark Query
Gainsborough Bone China Pottery Mark Query:- I have a dinner set, soup tureen,soup bowls 2 serving dishes and many more and on the underneath of each pottery it says 'Bone China' with a black stamp of a Victorian lady,underneath her it says 'Gainsborough' C 57 9.
Made in England.
I have searched the net and cannot find any and would like to know if you could tell me who is the maker of my pottery? The pottery is white with a grey, pink and green flower,edged in gold and also has a gold marking on the underside,like 2 small lines in gold.
Mrs M. Mills
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Gainsborough Bone China Pottery Mark Query
Hello Mrs Mills
Thanks for your query.
The reason you can't find much information on Gainsborough bone china is because they were a small mid-priced maker who never reached the heady heights of collectablilty like say, Royal Albert or Aynsley.
In fact, I have nothing in any of my reference books about them at all, save they were listed in 1955 as one of the 9 makers amalgamated into the giant Pearsons group under the name of 'The Ridgway Potteries Group'.
So a smaller Longton firm making bone china (and there many of those closely packed together in a couple of streets) which was swallowed up in the 1950's when the going was getting tough and Pearsons were making acquisitions into their giant Ridgways group - meant to take on the other giants like the Wedgwood group and Worcester/Spode.
They must have been based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire because their listing reads as follows:-
"Gainsborough Works of Longton"
You can also research the value of your collection yourself very easily. Go to my China Replacement
page and from there follow the instructions on how to use the special link to ebay in order to get a general feeling for the type of money "Gainsborough bone china" goes for.
Hope this helps somewhat.
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
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