Gainsborough Bone China Pottery Mark

by Mrs M Mills
(united kingdom)

Gainsborough Bone China Pottery Mark Query

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.

Thank you

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.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

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VINTAGE DISHES
by: ncmniver1@aol.com

I HAVE A SET IF 5 GAINSBOUROUGH BONE CHINA (WITH THE BUST OF A LADY WITH A BIG HAT ON)SALAD PLATES WITH E 07 1 MADE IN ENGLAND. ARE THESE WORTH ANYTHING.

I ALSO HAVE TAYLOR SMITH TAYLOR BOWLS WITH NUMBERS ON IT.

ALSO, J POUYAT LIMOGES, J.P. WITH A LINE UNDER IT WITH L. FRANCE UNDER IT AND THE WORDS THE NARBONNE.

I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THESE AND WONDER IF YOU CAN HELP. THANKS

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Peter (admin) says - go to my China Replacements page which tells you how to use various online resources to search for both replacements and how to value your item or collection.

Palisey Ware, England, Ivanhoe Pattern
by: J.Davies-Webb

My sister-in-law has inherited an oval serving dish and on the back it has stamped on it:
Palisey Ware
England
Ivanhoe (we think this is the pattern)
It is cream coloured in what we presume is some sork of stone ware and has a rural transfer painted scene on it. I know that the fact it has only England on it means it was made prior to 1891 but despite searching I have found no mention of PALISEY WARE. Is there anything you can do to help us?

Palisy OR Palisey OR Pallissey OR Pallisey OR Pallisy +ware
by: The Forum Help Elf

I think you may have mis-spelled the name Palissy, which, if correct, explains why you are finding nothing either on this site, or elsewhere on the web.

I remembered that Peter had researched the history of this firm and written about it in one of the three manufacturers guides on the pages of this website, so I used the in-house search engine (located on every page of the site - top right column) to try to find it.

I put in the keywords as follows:-

"Palisy OR Palisey OR Pallissey OR Pallisey +ware"

Nothing came up.

The reason being, the correct spelling is

"Palissy" - one 'L' and two "S's" and no 'E'

Actually, this name is very difficult to spell correctly, as I found out. I used every combination apart from the correct one, and I KNEW WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!!

The name is originally French (after the French potter Bernard Palissy) and there are two main firms using this name. Minton used it as a patten name and there was a Longton firm from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire called Palissy Pottery Ltd. The firm was set up in the mid 19th Century by the Grove family and passed to A.E. Jones and Son, being then owned by Royal Worcester before going back to Longton under the ownership of Aynsley.

Full story here:-

Fine China Manufacturers Alphabetical Guide, N - Z (see 'P' for Palissy).

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