by Jerry

lord nelson plate



Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Lord Nelson Pottery - date of mark query.

Hi there

Thanks for your interesting submission. Nice find in the loft! I appreciate the time and trouble you took to contact the site and share this handsome discovery.

Lord Nelson Ware started life in Hanley, Staffordshire in 1880 (that is according to Goddens - some other accounts say 1758) as the rather wonderfully named Elijah Cotton (Ltd).

If I were them I would have stuck to that name because it has a very distinctive ring to it indeed.

However, they invented the brand "Nelson Ware" in about 1913 and then the term 'Lord Nelson Ware' seemed to appear around the 1950's (could be earlier though).

This company went on into quite modern times, so the plate could just as well be relatively modern (2nd half of 20th Century?), in fact.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)


Lord Nelson Pottery
by: Roger Williams

I have 3 Lord Nelson Pottery tankards commissioned by my squadron to celebrate the Fleet Review at Spithead - June 28 1977. They are marked with 809 squadron crests and were issued whilst we were embarked on HMS Ark Royal.



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I have a plate to that I got from my mom. IT belonged to my grand mother. dated 4-78 is this really the date or what. It has a gray cat on it with lit yellow eyes .with gold trim and a dot of gold on the back. I like to know something to can you help me.

by: Anonymous

lord Nelson saucer 5-65

1 ceramic mug
by: ellen ludbrook

pictureof cartoon huntsman on comical hores blowing bugle and picture ofa red bird on a branch on reverse,bottom reads lord nelson pottery with crown and letter "N" underhas number 108 embedded around bottom

by: Anonymous


Ash Tray
by: Alex

Looking through my mothers things, I have come across many things.

The Battle of Trafalgar (Ash Tray) five boats named in colour, with gold leafed edge's.
On the back is
Lord Nelson Pottery, over a crown then a capital N with two things either side. 3 dots of gold on the outside of the writing of Pottery.

Hand-crafted in England
Wiggly line
Since 1758

Any ideas please.

Back stamps on ware
by: Liz

The 10 78 will be the month October and the year the pattern was applied, i.e. 1978. This was done for stock control purposes. Any small marks such as paint lines would be the decorators mark. Again this would be on the back or bottom of the item.

mona Lisa plate
by: Anonymous

I have a plate of mona Lisa

Lord Nelson Ware
by: Michelle

I jumped at buying a cake plate in the Lord Nelson Marina patten and now that I have it at home I noticed the backstamp says Lord Nelson Pottery, England 3-85
I have only seen it with Lord Nelson Ware BMC do you think this is a fake?

Not a fake
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Michelle

Even without looking I pretty much know this is no fake. Enjoy your piece and don't worry!

Peter (admin)

lord nelson pottery
by: wendy farmer

I have a three peice set of vase and two candlestick holders. they have lord nelson pottery stamped on the bottom. how much are they worth ?

Stagecoach plate value
by: Anonymous

I have a plate with the mark 1-72 of a stagecoach driven by horses in a storm. Can you help me find a fair value on this plate?

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Is Nelson Ware the Same as Lord Nelson?
by: Megan Kalu, Thunder Bay, Canada


This milk pitcher has me stumped because it doesn't say Lord Nelson Wares, but just Nelson Wares and i can't find any site that says Nelson Wares only and i can't find the scene which is called Homestead.

I've spent hours and i'm coming up empty handed.

Someone's great smarts would make me very and incredibly happy.

Thank anyone in advance.

Megan Kalu

Nelson Ware is the Same as Lord Nelson
by: Peter (admin)

Dear Megan Kalu of Thunder Bay

Great question, thank for asking it. The answer is, yes, they are one and the same indeed.

Elijah Cotton has three trading names. One was NELSON WARE, another was LORD NELSON WARE and he also had a brand in his own name ELIJAH COTTON.

The factory was one of the most important and successful in Staffordshire during Victorian times, and at one point was particularly known for his jugs.


Peter (admin)

Heart shaped ring dish
by: Susan

I have a heart shaped ring holder decorated with 3 white flower and leaves design. There is gold gilt around the edge and on the round top of the ring holder.
On the base it says Lord Nelson England 3730 and 8-78.
It is in perfect condition.
Please could you indicate a possible estimate on its value?
Thank you

Lord Nelson Pottery
by: Trudy

I have a small pitcher, or maybe it's a gravey boat in the pattern 3322. On the bottom In a circle, it says Lord Nelson Pottery England and inside the circle is a crown and the letter N under the crown. Is this possibly worth anything?

lord nelson jug
by: bev

I have a set two jugs in ivory with flannel flowers the makers mark is not circular but has lord nelsons column with lord nelson printed across middle of column and england underneath. It also has two small green dots which im thinking is painters mark it also has the numbers 3321 on one jug can anyone help identifying this please.?

Two young girls little witch vase
by: Andrea

Hello! I am trying to find out if my piece is authentic. It has a gold "Lord Nelson Ware" circle mark. Under the circle it says "Straffordshire England". In the circle there is also a tall gold building. There is what appears to be a letter "A" in blue ink. The design looks to be in the "Blue Children" Royal Doulton Seriesware. The picture is two young girls talking to a little witch. The rim of te case is gold.
Thank you!

Authentic Lord Nelson
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Andrea

There is no reason for it not to be authentic.

The fakers mainly dabble in sought after things or items with relatively high cost to value ratio.

Think fake 19th century Minton majolica or early 1800's Staffordshire ironstone, Imperial Dynastic Chinese Porcelain, 800 year old Korean stoneware, rare German or French figurines etc etc.

Lord Nelson is great and fine, but doesn't really fit the fakers profile in my view.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

BCM/Nelson Ware
by: Sue J

Does anyone know what "BCM" stands for?

by: Anonymous

I have a few large bowls look like flan type bowls I think a mustard pot And a salt n pepper pot it's got a stamp with gaymime on them . The picture is sort of flowers n a bird.... My auntie has asked me find out if they arr worth anything.. Many thanks lisa

i have one plate H M S VICTORY
by: Anonymous

I have one plate H M S VICTORY any good buyer here so email me syed496@yahoo.com

Blue pottery jug with a ring if flowers around the top
by: Anonymous

I have a blue jug with a ring of flowers near the rim it has the nelson ware BCM stamp on the bottom with a blue mark is it real and is it worth anything

by: Anonymous

I have a nelson ware large wash bowl a chamber pot soap dish and a vase in blu with fruit pattens on it is it worth ewt

by: Diane

I have a ring holder that has 3 white flowers and gold around the edge and on top.It has Lord Nelson England and also 5-78 and 3734 on the bottom.

Lord nelson pottery.
by: Wendy

I have a 3 peice set consisting of vase and two candlesick holders. They look like cream ware. They have lord nelson since 1758 on the bottom of the vase. They are gold rimmed. They have a flower design on one side and a garden scene of man and lady on the other. They have gold strokes on them. One on the vase and two and three on the candlestick holders. The vase is about 8ins in height. The candlestick holders about 5ins in height. I would like to know if they are worth anything.

small pot
by: Anonymous

i.ve just got a lord nelson pot it say the mustard shop i paid the great sum of 10 pence can you tell me anything about it thanks

by: Deborah

I found this plate at a garage sale for $3.00, it has an owl on a branch with a gold ring. On the back is Lord Nelson pottery above crown large N, hand crafted in England since 1758, number is 3-80 gold marks and an L is this a good find? I love it no matter what.

lord nelson pottery
by: albert/tatlock

sorry guys but most of it aint
worth much,obviously rare older
pieces are worth a few quid.
sorry to disappoint,have a look
on e-bay for price guide.

Briar Rose
by: Judy M.

I have a stacking tea set that says BCM/ Nelson Ware Made in England. I've been unable to discover the time frame in which it would have been made, with the exception of between 1913-1950.
Can it be narrowed down by anyone?

is this pitcher good
by: Anonymous

I have lord nelson jug rose pattern number3371 and its shaded with a beige colour pattern on the outside under the rose pattern and inside is white with the beige pattern on the inside of the pitcher thanks

by: Anonymtanyous

I have 1075 pears slope plate how old pls x

start date
by: Anonymous

we have two small vases with the mark
Lord Nelson Pottery since 1758 so I assume they have been going since then

Started 1758 Elijah Cotton (Ltd)
by: Peter (admin)

Accounts are sketchy, but it seems this company began in 1758 as Elijah Cotton (Ltd). However, marketing department are known for creativity when it comes to foundation dates. Until I see the public records, or someone posts, we'll just have to assume that's a true date.

Peter (admin)

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