Name and Manufacturing Date of a Woods Ivory Ware Pattern

by Rhonda
(Alberta, Canada)

Woods Ivory Ware platter

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

Dear Rhonda

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

Best wishes

Peter (admin)

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Woods Ivory Ware 450
by: Donna

I need to replace 2 saucers for my teacups for this pattern-Woods Ivory Ware 450-pink floral pattern with scalloped gold trim. I purchased them second hand about 20 years ago. Could you help me? Also do you know their worth? I have 6 place settings with a platter minus the two saucers. They are in very good to excellent condition. Thanks, Donna

Re: Woods Ivory Ware Set
by: Evan, Alberta, Canada

To Rhonda (Alberta Canada)
Are you interested in selling your Ivory Ware
Dinner Set? My parents received this set as a
wedding gift in l957. My mother died early and
I eventually received what was left of the set,
but I do not have it all. If you are interested in selling it, I'd be interested.
Evan Schuurman

Ivory Ware 355
by: Helen

I have fallen upon an entire set of this pattern.. 355. with a serving dish, a fruit bowl, cream and sugar, dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls, small bowls cup and saucers, cake plates a set of 7 perfect condition except for a few chips in the small bowls.. Wondering what it could be worth.

Same pattern
by: Debra

Hi Rhonda
My husband just bought me some of the same dishes as the one in your picture. I have been trying to find out what the pattern is called mine has 155 on the bottom. I'm just wondering what pieces you have ? Does yours have a 155 on the bottom?
Thanks Debra

Woods Ivory Ware Pattern 253
by: Don S.

My mother had a set of these dishes that she had been given by her mother who had received them from my aunt. There was originally 8 place settings including dinner plate, luncheon plate, dessert plate, cereal/salad bowl, dessert bowl, cup and saucer. The serving pieces included a large and small platter, covered vegetable bowl, gravy boat and cream & sugar. Over the years many pieces have been broken. I have found some replacements in antique shops and flea markets, but want to find more. Any ideas where else I may look. It is a beautiful wild rose pattern and has great sentimental value to me.

Woods Ivory Ware England #354
by: Jane (Edmonton)

I have a complete set, plates, bowls, cups, saucers, that belonged to my mother. The flower pattern includes a dogwood prominently displayed.

Is anyone interested in purchasing the set.

I have a few pieces
by: Linda

I am not sure is this thread is still relevant, but I have 3 teacups, 5 saucers, 4 dessert plates and two sals plates. The cups have 146 number on the bottom, and salad plates say 152, but they are all same design.
Does anyone know if there's a reference book listing all the pieces in the original set?
Not sure if i want to get collect all pieces or sell the ones I got...



Peter (admin) says:-

Hi Linda

No such records are likely to exist anymore, or if they do, be easily accessible.


65 pieces
by: Anonymous

I have 65 pieces of a Woods Ivory Ware England set. I would like to see it and I'm looking for some information so I know how to price it. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. It is in excellent condition.

Plate set 354
by: Anonymous

Hi has anyone got the 354 set that they would be interested in selling? My email is

Wood's Ivory Ware Bowl
by: Margaret

Hi, I bought a bowl today at a St Vinnies,Op Shop and it has a number 5 x 2356 on it. I was wondering when this bowl was made and where in England? Thank you for your help.

Woods ivory ware NEW
by: Taylor

I have 14 pieces of China with a woods ivory ware stamp. I have not been able to find a stamp that looks like this one or anyone that has this pattern. It has golden yellow, burnt orange/red, and royal blue flowers. It has a scalloped edge trimmed in green. It is stamped with a W1226. Any help identifying them would be greatly appreciated!

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