Name and Manufacturing Date of a Woods Ivory Ware Pattern
Woods Ivory Ware platter
In our first home together, my husband and I found a box of china. After asking everybody we could think of if it was theirs, we kept it, and have had it for over 16 years now.
I have always wondered what the name of the pattern was, when it was made, and, of course, an approximate value for it.
We have a set of 4 dinner plates, 4 smaller plates, 4 bowls, 4 cups and saucers and 1 small platter. The larger plates and platter have 355 stamped on the back as well.
The design is a small flower design with whites, yellows and oranges, with a scalloped gold trim. The markings on the back of all of them say "Woods Ivory Ware" above a crown, with "England" under the crown.
Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Name and Manufacturing Date of a Woods Ivory Ware Pattern
Thank you for your enquiry.
Wood & Son(s) Ltd. were based in Burslem from 1865 to 2005. They were a famous pottery family and the firm produced a wide range of domestic, hotel and toilet wares.
Woods Ivory Ware was introduced circa 1930.
355 is the pattern number, most patterns were not named but referred to by a reference number due to the sheer number of them. It's hard to tell from your photograph whether the piece has any hand painting on it or whether it is a lithograph decoration with gilding around the rim.
Hope this helps